When someone like Mandela dies, its not tragic.
This man had a good run.
He was born in apartheid
He was sent to jail for 27 years
He was liberated, forgave his captors, and then liberated his country.
He’s inspired millions.
And has done so for a good 30 years, for almost every year he was in prison.
I could only pray he got a few years with his family as well after his ordeal.
Considering he was slowly dieing from cancer I believe, it can be scene as tragic. However compared to say other freedom fighters of a PoC variety painted as troublesome/traitorous or ended up assassinated, yeah comparatively dieing slowly of cancer a bit better.
(Let’s hope I’m not coming of as dismissive to other activists)