Cultural icon, author, and poet Maya Angelou has died at aged 86 – it has been announced.
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.