Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Renowned poet and author Maya Angelou dies at 86

Maya Angelou

Poet, author and activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.

Maya who made her name with the 1969 memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, passed away quietly at her home in North Carolina on Wednesday morning.

Maya Angelou has received more than 30 honorary degrees from universities around the world. She published 7 autobiographies, 3 books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than 50 years.

May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

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