06/12/2013 04:56 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 16:01 GMT

Nelson Mandela Becomes First Politician To Be Missed

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela salutes upon his arrival at Madrid's Barajas airport 21 May 2004 to attend the wedding of Spanish Crown Prince Felipe of Bourbon and former TVE journalist Letizia Ortiz. AFP PHOTO Javier SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

JOHANNESBURG—Following the death of former South African president and civil rights leader Nelson Mandela today at the age of 95, sources confirmed that the revered humanitarian has become the first politician in recorded history to actually be missed.