Article By Clarise Mason:: EEW Magazine News

Among the millions influenced by iconic leader Nelson Mandela is media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Thursday, the OWN Network CEO mourned the passing of the leader who died at 95 with a touching online tribute.

Sharing a photo of the two laughing together and appearing full of Joy, the 59-year-old reflected on the life of South Africa’s first black president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, calling him heroic.

Oprah shares an endearing photo of herself sharing a hearty laugh with one of the world’s most beloved and influential leaders (CREDIT: Instagram)“One of the great honors of my life was to be invited to Nelson Mandela’s home, spend private time and get to know him,” Winfrey wrote.

“He was everything you’ve ever heard and more – humble and unscathed by bitterness. And he always loved to tell a good joke. Being in his presence was like sitting with grace and majesty at the same time.”

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