Maya Angelou Dead at 86

Famed poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at 86 years of age. Reports say Angelou was found by her caretaker Wednesday morning.

“Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.”

Maya Angelou may be one of the few great writers who wasn’t the least bit of a weirdo. You may think that’s a weird thing to say but, trust me, that’s a huge compliment.

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