St. Louis born poet, author, and activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.
Here are some of the responses to Maya Angelou’s death via Twitter:
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou – who was utterly amazing.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 28, 2014
So saddened by the death of the beautiful @DrMayaAngelou.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) May 28, 2014
Maya came to my college.It sold out.They let us stand outside the doors to listen.I could only hear her voice.Her words changed my life. RIP
— Angela Kinsey (@AngelaKinsey) May 28, 2014
Thank you, Maya, for your power, your politics, your poetry. We need you more than ever. Rest in peace.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 28, 2014
— Brad Choat (@choatsnews) May 28, 2014
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) May 28, 2014
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou, whose words changed so much.
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 28, 2014
RIP to one of the greatest women this world has ever known. Thank you Maya Angelou for all of the gifts and knowledge you gave us…
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) May 28, 2014
We’re saddened by the passing of our friend Maya Angelou. Thank you for all you’ve done, and for all the hugs. pic.twitter.com/kmLCN59Uef
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) May 28, 2014
And finally, Maya Angelou’s last Tweet:
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014