Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

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Submitted: Wed, 05/28/2014 - 2:16pm
Updated: Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:24pm

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.”

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  • Harold says:

    Maya Angelou had a beautiful soul. I hope she went peacefully into that goodnight.

  • Monkey Junction says:

    I know when I go looking for deep thinking, abstract thought and the search for meaning, I look for PublicAvenger.

    His dissertation on the struggle for equality and his themes of family and identity have resonated through humanity regardless of race, religion, age or social standing have enlightened us all.

    You can take your gobblely-goo from Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, and Emily Dickinson. I will take the once in a millennium talent that is PublicAvenger.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    Her “poetry” was pure gobblely-goo.

  • 1492 says:

    That’s modern day poetry, and also why hardly anyone ever reads it anymore.

  • Beth says:

    Her books spoke of the human experience. If the human condition were not so wicked one would not have to speak of those things. Since it is, good people must continue to speak out. Silence is the comforter of the wicked.

  • Guest Reply Redux says:

    A Classic M.J…a Classic!

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