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Nelson Mandela. The South African statesman rose to
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Nelson Mandela. The South African statesman rose to prominence when he was jailed for 27 years for acting on his anti-apartheid beliefs. Once freed, he helped lead the country away from the racist policy. He served one term as the first black president of the country. He died of infection on Dec. 5 at age 95.(Credit: AP, 2006)

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Celebrities who died in 2013

The world lost leaders, celebrities and icons in 2013, such as anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela and prolific actor Peter O'Toole as well as celebs like Paul Walker and Cory Monteith, who died young.