Ricky reports from the memorial service
10 December 2013 Last updated at 16:44 GMT
World leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans gathered in a huge football stadium today for a memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
In spite of the heavy rain there was a celebratory atmosphere in the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, as people wanted to pay their respects.
Ricky was in the stadium for Newsround and spoke to members of the crowd.