Dr. Maya Angelou passed away at her home early Wednesday morning. The poet and novelist had served as the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University since 1982.
Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.
-- Guy B. Johnson
One of the greatest moments in my life was when I met Maya Angelou at Wake Forest and she was the sweetest, funniest lady ever! RIP!— Alphonso Smith (@AlphonsoSmith2) May 28, 2014
My fellow Deacon Maya Angelou your words & wisdom live on forever "I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life."— Tyrone Muggsy Bogues (@MuggsyBogues) May 28, 2014
RIP Maya Angelou. She taught a class at Wake Forest while I was there. Seeing her around campus was like witnessing an angel on earth.— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) May 28, 2014
wake forest president nathan hatch sent out an email regarding the death of maya angelou pic.twitter.com/YyyFLeGwgX— martin rickman (@martinrickman) May 28, 2014
Condolences to the family and friends of Maya Angelou. She was a poet, activist and a friend to Wake Forest. She will be missed greatly.— Danny Manning (@CoachDManning) May 28, 2014
Dr. Maya Angelou's final tweet:
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014
The Blogger So Dear staff extends its deepest sympathies to Dr. Angelou's family and loved ones. May she rest in peace.