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    Poet Maya Angelou has died

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    Renowned poet, novelist and actress Maya Angelou died Wednesday morning at age 86 at her North Carolina home, her literary agent said...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/entert...at-86/26204598

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    Maya Angelou Died

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    I started a thread on the Celebrity/Entertainment forum.

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    This is a big loss for the world. She was a huge inspiration and influence.

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    What a tremendous loss. RIP MA

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    I started a thread on the Celebrity/Entertainment forum.

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    I saw it after I posted this. I've changed the O.P. to direct people to the one you started and notified the mods to remove this thread.

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    Awe, I got to meet her along with my husband first year at the University of Arkansas she was a lovely lady RIP.

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    Renowned Poet and Author Maya Angelou Dies at 86

    By Rehema Ellis and Elizabeth Chuck

    Maya Angelou, the renowned poet, author and civil rights activist, has died, officials in her hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, told NBC News. The author of the celebrated autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" was 86 years old.

    Her death comes less than a week after Angelou announced she would not attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon, where she was to be honored, citing "health reasons." Last month, she also canceled an event in Fayetteville, Arkansas, because she was recovering from an "unexpected ailment" that left her hospitalized...

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...ies-86-n116241

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    Legendary author Maya Angelou dies

    By Faith Karimi, CNN

    updated 10:04 AM EDT, Wed May 28, 2014

    (CNN) -- Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress whose work defied description under a simple label, has died, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday.

    She died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Brann said.

    A professor, singer and dancer, Angelou's work spans several professions. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded her with the Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor.

    She spent her early years studying dance and drama in San Francisco, but dropped out at age 14, instead becoming the city's first African-American female cable car conductor...

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/28/us/may...bit/index.html


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    An inspirational woman, a survivor, a mentor to all.
    I would rejoice when she was on Oprah.
    Such a loss to us all.
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    May 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Poet Maya Angelou has died

    Detroit News staff and wire reports

    Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.Wake Forest University announced Angelouís death in a news release Wednesday.

    Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she had served as a professor of American Studies since 1982.

    Tall and regal, with a deep, majestic voice, Angelou defied all probability and category, becoming one of the first black women to enjoy mainstream success as an author and thriving in virtually every artistic medium. The young single mother who performed at strip clubs to earn a living later wrote and recited the most popular presidential inaugural poem in history. The childhood victim of rape wrote a million-selling memoir, befriended Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and performed on stages around the world.

    Angelou had been celebrated everywhere from the Grammy Awards to the White House. She received three Grammys for best spoken word album, a National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz331JFJAnz

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    Maya Angelou has had a profound influence and impact on my life. I read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings as a young girl and it forever changed me, as a survivor, a writer, and a human being.

    Ms. Angelou can never be replaced. Her poem, And Still I Rise will forever be an anthem, for all of us.

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    May you Rest In Paradise, Maya. I have no doubt you are with the angels today. You have risen, and taken a piece of my heart with you.

    Fly high, sweet soul. Fly high.



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    I heard this over the radio tonight - such a very sad loss of a wonderful gifted inspiring human being.
    RIP Maya

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