Mandela daughters ask that film's premiere go on
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and others attending the London premiere of a new film about Nelson Mandela were told of his death Thursday night as the closing credits rolled.
The news broke during the premiere. Stopping the screening of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" was discussed, but Mandela's daughters asked that the film continue, a spokesman with the production said Thursday night.
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, meets Zindzi Mandela, right, the daughter of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, as they attend the Royal Film Performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. South African President, Jacob Zuma, announced the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, to the media Thursday evening Dec. 5, 2013, in South Africa. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, Pool)
His two youngest daughters, who were at the premiere, were told of their father's death during the screening "and immediately left the cinema," a statement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation said.