South African bishop Desmond Tutu (90) passed away

Bishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate and a known opponent of apartheid in South Africa, has died at the age of 90.

In 2010, he officially withdrew from public view. In July of this year, he was still featured in a video message during the International AIDS Conference. He looked emaciated but intellectually as sharp as ever. In 1997 Tutu was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

“The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of mourning in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who left us a liberated South Africa,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said in response to the death.

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