Influential poet and writer, Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.
Officially released statement from her agent, Helen Brann, Angelou passed in her home in Winston- Salem.
Recently she has been reported to be frail and having heart troubles. The official cause of death has not been released.
Angelou is a prized and award winning poet for works such as “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” ,”And Still I Rise” , Phenomenal Woman” , “I shall Not Be Moved. Her works range from plays , poems, spoken word, poetry, cookbooks, letters to her daughters and autobiographies.
Her legacy has spanned over 50 years.