Maya Angelou: Stars React To Poet's Death

One of the most notable poetic voices in recent history fell silent this week.

Poet/author Maya Angelou passed away at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday at the age of 86.

Many celebrities took to Twitter to remember Maya, and look back on some of their favorite quotes from the literary icon.

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Here’s what they had to say:

Oprah Winfrey: “I’ve been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20’s. She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. ‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her.

She won three Grammys, spoke six languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration. But what stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds.”

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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