The death of Nelson Mandela is not just a loss to his family, but a loss to the world.
Given his health struggles during the last year, the announcement on TV last night was not unexpected. However, the impact of that announcement in our household is a measure of the man.
It seems to me that for every generation there is an icon that takes a hold of the world. Mandela was such a man.
He was a great man and will remain an inspiration to us all.