Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, has died. In an announcement today, a spokesman stated that he "departed... in the presence of his family."
"He is now resting, he is now at peace. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father," he added.
Mandela was 95.
Update Adding to Original Post: Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. He served as President of South Africa from 1994-1999.
Mandela had been in and out of hospitals since 2011 for respiratory problems.