Nelson Mandela dead at 95 Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 2:06 pm. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple Very sad. Frank I’m 100% not happy that he’s dead. But, he lived to 95 years old! That’s not sad – that’s incredible longevity! kyron yeah not sure it’s sad — lived a long and meaningful life. the end of a great piece. Moeskido More than sad, mostly because people like him are celebrated a lot less than assholes who grab headlines and recite gibberish. CJ It is sad, but what would have been even more sad is if he had died in prison in a South Africa still practicing apartheid. Mandela’s life is a triumph, and his death, at 95, as a free man, and former South African president, is cause for a celebration of that life.