Poet & Icon Maya Angelou Passes Away at 86
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