People in the United Kingdom are also mourning the passing of Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
He was a familiar face in England for more than 50 years. As a young man, he spent years studying in London, where his legacy is still felt to this day.
Laura Makin-Isherwood looks back at his time in the UK, with a man who knew him well:
Social media tributes have also been pouring in:
GORDON BROWN (former UK Prime Minister)
“So sad that one of the great leaders in the fight against apartheid Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has died. I am one of many who was privileged to count him as friend. His values will live on in the influence he has on the people he leaves behind.”
MARY ROBINSON (Chair of The Elders, former Irish president)
“We are all devastated at the loss of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Elders would not be who they are today without his passion, commitment and keen moral compass. He inspired me to be a ‘prisoner of hope’, in his inimitable phrase. Arch was respected around the world for his dedication to justice, equality and freedom. Today we mourn his death but affirm our determination to keep his beliefs alive.”