Maya Angelou Dies

Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died.

She was 86.

Maya Angelou dead at 86

Maya Angelou dead at 86

Dr Angelou had been battling health problems and recently had to cancel an appearance at  an event in her honour.

She is one of the most celebrated and inflluential poets, educators, scholars ever with 50 honourary degrees.

According to Fox8 News Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed Angelou was found by her caretaker on Wednesday morning.

This was her last wteet from 4 days before she died:

Rest in eternal power Dr Angelou. You were simply superhuman.