(AllHipHop News) Legendary poet and author Maya Angelou passed away early this morning (5/28). According to reports, Angelou died in home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She had reportedly been in bad health recently and had canceled scheduled appearances.
Perhaps best known for her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient wrote several works. She also directed the film Down in the Delta.
Angelou was 86 years old.
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