Celebrity News

Poet and Essayist Maya Angelou Dies at 86
Download PDF

It was announced on Wednesday morning that poet and essayist Maya Angelou died at the age of 86, according to TMZ. Angelou died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina while attempting to recover from an unknown sickness. A call was made to 911 at 7:39 a.m. to report a death. Angelou passed surrounded by family members.

Just yesterday, Angelou posted on Facebook that doctors told her not to travel. This caused her to cancel a trip to Houston. She was going to be honored with the Beacon of Life Award at the Civil Rights Game for Major League Baseball on Friday.

  
What
Where


Angelou has been awarded more than 30 honorary degrees from universities around the world. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

Around 8:10 a.m. PT on Wednesday morning, the family of Angelou posted the following on the poet’s Facebook page:

“Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




President Barack Obama called Angelou “one of the brightest lights of our time. Michelle and I will always cherish the time we were privileged to spend with Maya.”



 

Most Popular

Legal Career Resources

February 23, 2017 Recover from Failing the Exam In 10 Easy Steps

Summary: Failing the bar exam once does not mean your chance of being an attorney is over. Recover with these 10 steps to pass the exam next time. Taking the bar exam takes a lot of preparation and effort. To […]

read more

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top