Prime Minister David Cameron said:
A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a towering figure in our time; a legend in life and now in death – a true global hero. Across the country he loved they will be mourning a man who was the embodiment of grace. Meeting him was one of the great honours of my life.
My heart goes out to his family – and to all in South Africa and around the world whose lives were changed through his courage.