Nelson Mandela

"Mandela" Most Googled Term in 2013

The anti-apartheid leader and former president of South Africa died on Dec. 5


Nelson Mandela was the world's most searched for term on Google for 2013.

Searches for Mr Mandela were already high this year, but following his death on December 5 people all over the world used the search engine to find out more about the anti-apartheid leader and his legacy.

Deaths of celebrities featured highly on the Google Zeitgeist list of searches around the world.

Hollywood actor Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash on November 30, was listed second, and Glee star Cory Monteith, who died on July 13 from an alcohol and heroin overdose, was the fourth most popular search.