Maya Angelou dies at 86.

Maya AngelouThe celebrated poet, author and civil rights activist passed away on Wednesday in her North Carolina home

Acclaimed author and poet Maya Angelou died Wednesday morning at age 86, according to officials at the city of Winston-Salem mayor’s office.

Angelou recently cancelled a scheduled appearance at the 2014 MLB Beacon Award Luncheon, where she was to be honored with the Beacon of Life Award, due to health problems.

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