Nelson Mandela drew his final breath unaided
Aislinn LaingNelson Mandela drew his last breath unaided as his friends and family gathered around his bedside to say their goodbyes, it has emerged.
Those closest to the revered former South African president were called to see him for a last visit by his wife Graca, who told one: “The doctors have said, 'anytime’.”
One friend told how the 95-year-old, who spent much of last year in and out of hospital suffering from a lung infection, had no life support in his last days and appeared to be “sleeping, but in pain”.
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"Nelson Mandela drew his final breath unaided ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2013. Consulté le 10/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/nelson-mandela-drew-his-final-breath-unaided-