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Poet Maya Angelou Passes at 86

Written by on May 28, 2014



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

Her most famous book — “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — was also her most controversial.

Maya was supposed to be honored Friday in Houston where she was supposed to receive the Beacon of Life Award.

Angelou was one of the most inspiring poets of our time — most famously saying “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”