Breaking News: Maya Angelou Dies Aged 86

Published: Wednesday 28th May 2014 by Sam
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Cultural icon, author, and poet Maya Angelou has died at aged 86 – it has been announced.

Details below…

Via TMZ:

Maya Angelou — one of America’s most famous poets — died last night in a Winston-Salem, North Carolina hospital while recovering from a mystery sickness.

Angelou was recovering from an “unexpected ailment” that sent her to the hospital. She died with family by her side.

In a Facebook post yesterday, she said doctors had advised her not to travel … forcing her to cancel a planned trip to Houston … where Maya was to be honored Friday with the Beacon of Life Award at Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game.

The famed author has received more than 30 honorary degrees from universities around the world.

An icon, a trail-blazer, and now forever immortalised, we salute Maya Angelou for using her life and her literacy to enlighten the masses. May she Rest In Peace.

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  1. 2bad2bme May 28, 2014

    WOW THE MEDIA IS ABOUT TO BLOW UP OFF OF THIS ONE!

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  2. Skyfall May 28, 2014

    Rip angel

  3. LovebirdTGJ May 28, 2014

    WOW, Sad news. RIP.

  4. Death becomes her May 28, 2014

    RIP! You will forever be remember for the amazing work you did I used to read your poetry back when I was in my junior year in high school. Such a sad day.

    • FAF May 28, 2014

      Yes! Did a project on her life she was everything! Dancer, singer, poet

  5. Nana Yaw May 28, 2014

    Rest in perfect peace!

  6. K May 28, 2014

    sad to hear R.I.P.

  7. Rosie May 28, 2014

    Oh no 🙁 R.I.P.

  8. Tisha May 28, 2014

    God bless her. She lived a very dignified and creative life and gave so much to the world. I know for her feelings on civil rights and black accomplishment she was just happy to see a black man become president of the United States.

  9. IStanForYourFav May 28, 2014

    Nooooo!! I literally was just searching up some of her quotes yesterday. So much wisdom and strength. She is the best. Crazy how people a knowledge you after you’re not here to receive it. RIP Beautiful

  10. Molly May 28, 2014

    R.I.P. luv

  11. Indian summer May 28, 2014

    “i know why the caged birds sing” is one of my favorite books. Rip
    To a true american icon. This is who you should “stan” for!

  12. truth May 28, 2014

    R.I.P. u will b missed.

  13. I Stan For Myself May 28, 2014

    RIP. An iconic, inspiring figure.

  14. Stephy May 28, 2014

    Powerful Woman. RIP

  15. Proud-ARianator May 28, 2014

    Who the f*** is this old h**?

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 28, 2014

      Disgusting Ariana fans. Get out of here!!

      • Proud-ARianator May 28, 2014

        Looooool who is she i dont know her guess she was not relevant like Ariana is

      • DIGGER BEY May 28, 2014

        Who is this woman??????? Smh. Please find a life!

    • bb8345 May 28, 2014

      God bless you and the person who raised you!

    • Rosie May 28, 2014

      A mess. You stan for a Nickelodeon jailbait Mariah ripoff who won’t even have a career in five years when her 12 year old fanbase moves on.

      • Proud-ARianator May 28, 2014

        Looool Mariah is an old fat pig that needs to retire Ariana killed her career and even outsold me i am flopping u just oressed that she is doing better than all ur favs will ever do

      • Rosie May 28, 2014

        B**** I refuse to start s*** with you, not on this post. Just know that Ariana is a local nobody outside of the US and Japan.

    • Beygency May 28, 2014

      Even if you don’t know why she is why would you call someone who just passed away a h**? Get your life together & some respect. Your fave would be embarrassed.

  16. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 28, 2014

    R.I.P.

  17. did you say bieber,one direction,gaga,j.cole,miley,rita ora YMCMB austin mahone,or bey(my faves are in my name…drag stan) proud muslim May 28, 2014

    omg im gonna cry,i am deeply affected by this.i remember her on sesame street in some episodes. life is the most fragile thing.RIP..Allah watch over her soul…I cant explain how dead inside i feel..i love you

  18. The Truth May 28, 2014

    We should all be grateful for Maya Angelou. She helped create a literary platform for the ladies we support and critique daily on this blog. What a life she had. What an achievement. R.I.P. Angel.

  19. GaGa’s Tampon May 28, 2014

    R.I.P ..<3

  20. Molly May 28, 2014

    Rosie!!!!!! Guess what?

    • Rosie May 28, 2014

      I heard!!! Yesss

      • Molly May 28, 2014

        Lmao the meltdowns will be so real today hahaha.

      • Rosie May 28, 2014

        Sam needs to hurry up with the post. I can’t wait.

      • Molly May 28, 2014

        Yes they need to post on it like now shes the first female rapper to hit #1 since Remy ma in 2004.

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 28, 2014

      Nicki remains unbothered.

      • Molly May 28, 2014

        She also remains #1 hit less.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 28, 2014

        Don’t try it Ms. Molly! Iggy’s album flopped!!! Nicki’s first two album slays her. Album sales >>>> singles sales

      • Molly May 28, 2014

        Ok and? Iggy album can always pick up in sales. Its embarrassing that Nickis been on so many songs yet could never hit #1.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 28, 2014

        She has come close with Super Bass! Let’s see if Fancy can even see Starships numbers. Iggy just ain’t on Nicki’s level. #Sorry but how are u though?

  21. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 28, 2014

    Did this idiot jus say Ariana killed Mariah’s career? God knows I wanna drag this child back to the merry- go- round but not on this post! I won’t stoop to your level! Pathetic scum

    • GaGa’s Tampon May 28, 2014

      Don’t entertain that idiot
      It’s clearly seeking attention ..

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 28, 2014

        You’re right!! 🙂

    • Proud-ARianator May 28, 2014

      Looool b**** try cowriah sold 65k fiirst week ariana sold double that amount she is fading no one cares about her

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 28, 2014

        I will drag you another time. Not on this post. Please remove your unwanted self from my presence bum!

      • Stephy May 28, 2014

        You do know those are not Mariah’s final numbers right! Also, your an idiot that needs an spanking for mommy or daddy!

  22. XXX May 28, 2014

    Oh no R.I.P to an amazing soul!

  23. Mark111 May 28, 2014

    R.I.P True Queen.

  24. H2O May 28, 2014

    May she Rest in Peace

  25. Minaj21 May 28, 2014

    R.I.P

  26. DIGGER BEY May 28, 2014

    What Legendary life she lived! One of the greatest voices of our time! May she rest in peace. I know her legacy will live on and on. Truly an Trailblazer!!

  27. Brian310 May 28, 2014

    R.I.P such a classy, talented woman.

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