Peter Gabriel Remembers Nelson Mandela
Peter Gabriel knew Mandela personally, and worked with him in a group Mandela cofounded called The Elders, which also includes former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and President Jimmy Carter. Before the event, Gabriel discussed his fallen icon with Radio.com, from both a personal and global perspective.
"I think everyone was getting ready for Mandela's death a while back; I recently lost my own dad. You never quite know how long these things are going to take. [His death] was a good release for his family. But it leaves an enormous hole. In many ways, he was a father figure to all those who have campaigned for the rights of others, or for justice. I hope we see some other people emerge with his qualities, but I have my doubts." more on this story
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