Former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres passed away in the early hours of this morning at the age of 93.
While the country mourns the loss of a leader, tributes have been pouring in from all over the world, and plans are underway for a huge gathering of world leaders at his state funeral to take place on Friday morning.
Some of the best tributes and responses are below:
“A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever.” —@POTUS on the passing of Shimon Peres: https://t.co/kfiWabFROR pic.twitter.com/hC021MJlBD
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) September 28, 2016
I will miss Shimon Peres, my brilliant and eloquent friend. His life was a blessing to all who strive for peace. https://t.co/7aIk3mt3Og pic.twitter.com/Iosr09jQq9
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) September 28, 2016
Laureen & I are saddened to learn of the passing of dear friend Shimon Peres. Our sincere condolences to his family & the people of Israel.
— Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) September 28, 2016
Condolences to the people of Israel on the passing of Shimon Peres, a true visionary whose efforts for peace will never be forgotten. 🇮🇱
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 28, 2016
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