Pele: 'Mandela one of most influential people in my life'

Brazil's footballing legend Pele tweeted earlier on how he was "very saddened" over the news of the passing of Nelson Mandela.

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Let us all continue his legacy with purpose and passion.

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He was my hero, my friend, and also a companion to me in our fight for the people and for world peace.

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Today, I am very saddened. Nelson Mandela was one of the most influential people in my life. http://t.co/zzixsqm1Af

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Read: World pays tribute to global icon Nelson Mandela

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Three ex-PMs to join Cameron at Mandela memorial

Three previous Prime Ministers - Sir John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown - are to join current PM David Cameron at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela in South Africa tomorrow, Downing Street said.