Gallery: Stars who met Madiba

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  1. South African President Nelson Mandela and American pop star Whitney Houston meet in Johannesburg in this November 10, 1994 file photo. Photo: REUTERS/Juda Ngwenya/Files
  2. South African President Nelson Mandela and Brazilian Sport Minister and former soccer player Pele smile for photographers at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, in this file picture taken March 24, 1995. Photo: REUTERS/ Juda Ngwenya/Files
  3. Former South African president Nelson Mandela poses with television personality Oprah Winfrey in Johannesburg, in this December 6, 2002 file photo. Photo: Juda Ngwenya/Reuters
  4. In this Tuesday, June 15, 1999 file photo American actor and singer Harry Belafonte poses with his wife, Julie, and Madiba in Pretoria. Photo: Themba Hadebe
  5. Diana, Britain's Princess of Wales, meets South African President Nelson Mandela in Cape Town in this March 17, 1997 file photo. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer/Files
  6. South African President Nelson Mandela and pop star Michael Jackson hug each other at Madibas's official home in Cape Town, in this July 20, 1996 file photo. Photo: REUTERS/Patrick de Noirmont/Files
  7. South African President Nelson Mandela shares a joke with Bill Gates after their meeting at Mandela's residence in Cape Town, in this file picture taken March 11, 1997. Photo: REUTERS/Files
  8. The Spice Girls meet Nelson Mandela.
  9. Will Smith, Annie Lennox and Jada Pinkett-Smith at the 46664 charity concert in honour of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday in London on Friday, June 27, 2008. Photo: Edmond Terakopian
  10. Nelson Mandela and singer Katie Melua talk to journalists at a press conference for the second 46664 concert near George on March 18, 2005. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
  11. Nelson Mandela, left, with Annie Lennox, centre, and Yusuf Islam in London in 2004 for the launch of a book of photographs from the 46664 concert which took place in Cape Town in 2003. Photo: Alastair Grant/AP
  12. Nelson Mandela poses for photographers with singer Beyonce Knowles and other performers during a visit to Robben Island Prison near Cape Town on November 28, 2003. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
  13. Naomi Campbell meets Madiba in 1998. Picture: Leon Muller
  14. Nelson Mandela with Lennox Lewis at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg.
  15. Fergie, of US group The Black Eyed Peas, posted this picture on Twitter, captioned: Meeting Nelson Mandela at his house in Johannesburg was a truly memorable moment in life for me. He was an angel.
  16. Irish rock star Bono with former South African President Nelson Mandela after meeting at Mandela's residence at Houghton in Johannesburg on May 25, 2002. Photo: Juda Ngwenya/AP

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