The world has lost a great man, as Nelson Mandela passed away on December 5 at the age of 95. And several of our favorite reality stars are taking a moment to remember him.

Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo both took to social media to share their thoughts on his sad passing.

"Sad to hear the passing of Nelson Mandela today, such a true inspiration," Teresa writes. "May angels lead this amazing man in."

Meanwhile, Caroline posted a quote from Mr. Mandela: "'I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear' - Nelson Mandela RIP."

We love that both of these ladies paid their respect to the former South African president who once served 27 years in prison before focusing on putting an end to apartheid.

Other Real Housewives stars remembered Nelson Mandela as well. "The world has lost a great man," Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore tweets on December 5. "President Mandela changed lives, changed minds and changed the world. Freedom is never free. #Mandela."

Our thoughts go out to Mr. Mandela's loved ones during this tough time.

Source: Teresa Giudice on Twitter, Caroline Manzo on Facebook