Look: World leaders remember Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Johannesburg – This morning, Archbishop Desmond Tutu passed away at the age of 90 in Cape Town.

He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the late 1990s.

As a result, he was hospitalised several times due to infections related to his cancer treatments.

However, his cause of death has not been disclosed yet.

World leaders have since the announcement weighed in to pay their respect to Tutu and his family.

“Born to a school teacher and a laundress and into poverty and entrenched racial segregation, Desmond Tutu followed his spiritual calling to create a better, freer, and more equal world. His legacy transcends borders and will echo throughout the ages.

“On behalf of the Biden family, we send our deepest condolences to his wife Leah and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. And on behalf of the people of the United States, we send our deepest condolences to the people of South Africa who are mourning the loss of one of their most important founding fathers.

May God bless Archbishop Desmond Tutu,” noted American President Joe Biden in a statement.

See world leaders who took to social media to express their condolences and remember the late Nobel Prize Laureate:

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