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Legendary Author And Advocate, Maya Angelou Dies At Age 86

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

World renowned author, actress and civil rights advocate, Maya Angelou has passed away.

"While recovering from an undisclosed illness, the writer of the classic I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, passed away in her North Carolina home, according to her literary agent Helen Brann," according to

Just yesterday, Dr. Angelou posted this to her Facebook page,

"And now we come to the day where we can honor the brave men and women who have risked their lives to honor our country and our principles. Our history is rife with citizens who care and who are courageous enough to say we care for those who went before us."

According to Wikipedia, "Angelou was honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies, and special interest groups. Her honors included a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her book of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie,a Tony Award nomination for her role in the 1973 play Look Away, and three Grammys for her spoken word albums. She served on two presidential committees, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2000, the Lincoln Medal in 2008, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. Angelou has over thirty honorary degrees.

She was a beautiful woman, who impacted many of lives. May she truly rest in peace.

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