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Paris Hilton blasts Mandela hoaxers
Paris Hilton blasts Mandela 'hoaxers'

Socialite Paris Hilton has launched an impressive tirade at hoaxers who gave the impression she didn't know who Nelson Mandela was.

Mandela died after a long battle with illness, sending the world into mourning.

Initially, a Twitter post supposedly from Hilton came out saying: "RIP Nelson Mandela. Your 'I Have A Dream' speech was so inspiring. An Amazing man," the false tweet read.

However, shortly later another tweet from Hilton was posted.

"Just landed & heard the sad new about Nelson Mandela. He was a true Hero & the world is a better place because of him. May he rest in peace," she wrote.

She then followed up on the fake tweet with this angry retort.

"Whoever made that stupid fake tweet lacks respect to the loss the world is mourning right now. Same goes for all the blogs who ran with it."

"I'm so sick of people lying about me & using my name. Please get a life & stop talking about mine. It's beyond."

The death of South Africa's liberation leader Mandela has unleashed a heartfelt chorus of awed respect from across the worlds of politics, religion, sport and culture.

Statesmen, resistance leaders, Nobel laureates and prisoners of conscience have died before, but never has one man united such global unity in honoring his passing.

Foreshadowing the guest list of what will surely be the most important funeral of recent decades, world leaders queued up to issue solemn tributes to the 95-year-old anti-apartheid hero who became South Africa's first democratic president.

"He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages," Barack Obama, America's first black president, said in a deliberate echo of an early tribute paid to Abraham Lincoln, the president who emancipated the slaves.

Over and over, leaders returned to the dignity Mandela displayed during his long imprisonment by South Africa's former racist regime and then later, when he led his country to majority rule.