2013 Tribute

Peter O’Toole  in the 1962 film, Lawrence of Arabia

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As 2013 draws to a close, I compiled this roster of my favorite iconic figures who have passed away this year.  In life, they graced us with their genius and charm. They leave behind a legacy in film, music and literary accomplishments, on stage, and as inspirational political leaders and activists.

Nelson Mandela: an inspiration, not only to South Africa, but to the whole world

inMemoriam

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Nelson Mandela (from his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom)

NELSON   ROLIHLAHLA   MANDELA

b. July 18, 1918 / d. December 5, 2013

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R.I.P.