The Most Reverend Desmond Mpilo Tutu born on 7 October 1931 in Klerksdorp. He is a citizen of South Africa. Desmond Tutu was educated at Bates College, Hamilton College, University of South Africa, King's College London and St. Martin's School. He died on 26 December 2021 in Cape Town from a prostate cancer at age 90 years, 2 months.
He was a South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner (1931–2021).
Desmond Tutu has had one spouse: Nomalizo Leah Tutu. He has one child Mpho Andrea Tutu.
Desmond Tutu has worked as an Anglican priest, human rights activist, non-fiction writer and theologian. He has been nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction. He has has won Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Templeton Prize, Four Freedoms Award - Freedom of Worship, Giuseppe Motta Medal, Light of Truth Award, Monismanien Prize, Pacem in Terris Award, Delta Prize for Global Understanding, James Parks Morton Interfaith Award, Catalonia International Prize, Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award, Fulbright Prize, Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, Gandhi Peace Prize, Sydney Peace Prize, Jamnalal Bajaj Award, Humanitarian of Year, Honorary doctor of the University of Groningen, Honorary doctor of the University of Warsaw, Honorary doctor of the University of Cambridge, Honorary doctor of the University of Vienna, Honorary doctor of the Harvard University, Honorary doctor of the Columbia University, Honorary doctor of the University of Fribourg, Grand Cross 1st class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, Companion of Honour, Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau, René Cassin Prize, Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, honorary doctorate of Pompeu Fabra University, Medal of Honor of the Parliament of Catalonia, honorary doctor of the University of Portland, Order of Jamaica, Osgar, æresdoktor ved Tromsø Universitet, Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order of Saint John, Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award, Archbishop of Canterbury's Award for Outstanding Service to the Anglican Communion and Order for Meritorious Service.
Desmond Tutu has held the position of Archbishop of Cape Town, Bishop of Johannesburg, Anglican bishop and general secretary.
He is also known as Archbisphop Desmond Tutu and Desmond Mpilo Tutu.
Tutu died from cancer at the Oasis Frail Care Centre in Cape Town on 26 December 2021, at the age of 90. His daughter Naomi Nontombi said, "He was ready. He went to meet his God, ready and willing."