Poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

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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