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Maya Angelou Dead - Award Winning Author & Activist Passes Away at 86

Maya Angelou Dead - Award Winning Author & Activist Passes Away at 86

Award winning author, poet, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86 at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Fox reports.

The respected public figure was found unresponsive in her home by her caretaker on Wednesday morning (May 28). The publication also reports that Dr. Angelou was in poor health, and had canceled a public appearance recently.

Maya was about to receive the Beacon of Life Award at the 2014 MLB Beacon Award Luncheon on May 30 in Houston, Tex.

Our thoughts go out to Maya‘s friends and loved ones during this difficult time.

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