London premiere of Mandela film

London premiere of Mandela film

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris attend the Royal film performance of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" on December 5, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

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by The Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 2:43 PM

LONDON -- 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.

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