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Hollywood Reacts to Maya Angelou's Death & Celebrate Her Amazing Life

Hollywood Reacts to Maya Angelou's Death & Celebrate Her Amazing Life

Dr. Maya Angelou sadly passed away earlier today, Wednesday (May 28), at the age of 86 from an unknown cause.

The award winning author, poet, and civil rights activist touched the lives of many, and news of her death shocked the world.

Celebrities took to their social media accounts to remember the wonderful woman, highlighting her great quotes and accomplishments.

Rihanna, Lena Dunham, Katie Couric, Jamie Chung, and more posted touching tributes and condolences.

Click inside to read what Hollywood had to say about Maya Angelou‘s death…

“Angel. #RIPMayaAngelou The first book I read as a teenager, “I know why the caged bird sings”. Felt like we knew her” Rihanna

“To Dr. Maya Angelou…thank you. For everything. #PhenomenalWoman” – Uzo Aduba

“One of my most meaningful days w/ Dr. Angelou. Lessons in motherhood as she talked about her dear mother. @MissAliB” – Jenna Bush Hager

“So saddened by the death of the beautiful @DrMayaAngelou.” Katie Couric

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – RIP Maya Angelou” Kelly Rowland

“Thank you, Maya, for your power, your politics, your poetry. We need you more than ever. Rest in peace.” Lena Dunham

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” Maya Angelou – who was utterly amazing.” JK Rowling

“True poet and beautiful story teller. RIP @DrMayaAngelou” Jamie Chung

“My thoughts & prayers are with @DrMayaAngelou’s family & friends. A great loss to those who loved her, all who admired her and our country.” Chelsea Clinton

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou.” Mary J Blige

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  • holly

    Rest in peace dear sweet lady. You will be missed so much.

  • Vendetta Chronicles

    Rest in peace Maya Angelou! You were an inspiration to me both as a person and as a writer.

  • Martine

    What a remarkable woman! Thank you for reminding humankind why the caged bird sings and for improving the human condition through your poignant words and resolute stance.

    Rest in peace angel.

  • Living in a box

    Such an inspiring woman, and what a great lose to the mankind.

  • James

    you will be missed, maya. there was no one like you.

  • Aid inane

    A woman who not spoke of peace, live and passion for the African American community, but her words spoke true for all mankind, especially for women to be sisters and be strong. No matter what race. May she rest in peace and her words and influence will live on forever

  • Oafrah

    Oh No!
    I’m gonna set to eatin

  • GerardButthole

    Horrible “poet.” “Riiiiiise, riiiiiiise.” BARF.

  • Gina

    Wonderful human being. RIP.

  • luna

    She will be missed! loved her. RIP

  • Rocky

    Will miss her gentle voice. RIP Maya.

  • Raphael

    Rest in Peace!Great Woman!