Unfortunately, the death of Mandela is going to be one of the biggest things to have ever happened to the world in the last couple of decades.
Sure, we have had both celebrity and political figures pass away and massive funeral coverage as a result but Mandela is a world-renowned figure.
Mandela's high profile will mean massively sought-after coverage of his final days.
However, there must be a balance between keeping the public informed and allowing his family grieve.
Certain media houses have already begun preparation for the inevitability of his death.
As a global figure, a man of the people and a symbol for freedom, how far are we, the public entitled to go?