The death of Nelson Mandela Thursday (Dec. 5) at 95 touched people around the world, and Hollywood wasted no time expressing their sadness and admiration for the former South African president, who tirelessly worked to end apartheid and became a symbol for peace and social change.

Olivia Wilde tweeted: "So sad to read of the passing of the symbol of global resistance to racism. RIP Nelson Mandela."

D.L. Hughley said: "RIP Nelson Mandela u changed the Whole world with your dignity and Strength!!! #TeamDl"

Josh Groban said: "We have lost one of humanity's greatest treasures. RIP Madiba. I will never forget the lessons learned from him or his vision that lives on."

Alyssa Milano said: "There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.' ~Nelson Mandela"

Tyra Banks said: "@NelsonMandela, 95 powerful years on this earth yet freedom for INFINITY because of you. You are an angel that will live forever."