Poet Laureate, Maya Angelou, dead at 86


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.

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