Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95
JOHANNESBURG - Former South African president Nelson Mandela died Thursday at age 95, according to The Associated Press.
Mandela was an anti-apartheid leader and served as president from 1994-1999.
South African President Jacob Zuma says "we've lost our greatest son," according to The Associated Press.
President Obama will make a statement Thursday around 4:30 p.m. about the "one of the world's most beloved statesmen."
Obama met with Mandela's family earlier this year when he visited South Africa, according to The Associated Press. But he did not meet with the ailing leader, who was hospitalized throughout the U.S. president's visit.