Few people have, or ever will, live the life Nelson Mandela did. Until his death on Dec. 5 at the age of 95, he was a fearless but beloved warrior, never once stopping his fight for what he felt was right – a country united, not divided, on the topic of race relations. His activism landed him in prison; he spent 18 years on the secluded Robben Island before moving to a Cape Town jail for an additional nine years. Freed at age 71 in 1990, he went on to win a Nobel Peace Prize and become South Africa's first black president, making famous friends along the way. He was survived by his third wife, Graça Machel, and several adult children.