BREAKING: Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and Humanitarian Elie Wiesel Has Died

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust, listens as he is introduced to participate in a dialogue with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and others on keeping Iran from having nuclear weapons, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. The event was hosted by a group fighting discrimination against Jews. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Holocaust, listens as he is introduced to participate in a dialogue with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and others on keeping Iran from having nuclear weapons, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. The event was hosted by a group fighting discrimination against Jews. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Elie Wiesel is a renowned survivor of the Holocaust. He was an activist and author, and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. His book “Night”, about his experiences in a concentration camp when he was a teenager, made the horrors of Auschwitz all too real. Today, Wiesel passed away at the age of 87, reports Haaretz.

Wiesel was not only a Nobel recipient, for his work in fighting violence, anti-Semitism and racism in general, and against oppression, but also received many other awards, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Grand-Croix in France’s Legion of Honor, and was knighted as Commander of the Order of the British Empire in London for raising awareness of the Holocaust in the UK.

A cause of death has not yet been released.