Maya Angelou has died, ABC News has confirmed. She was 86.
According to her agent, Helen Brann, the noted author and poet died near her home in Winston-Salem early this morning.
"She'd been very frail and had heart problems, but she was going strong, finishing a new book," Brann told ABC News. "I spoke to her yesterday. She was fine, as she always was. Her spirit was indomitable."