clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Wake Forest Community Remembers Maya Angelou

The world and the Wake Forest community suffered a tremendous loss on Wednesday when Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86.

Stephen Lovekin

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.

Statement from the family:

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

Dr. Maya Angelou's final tweet:

The Blogger So Dear staff extends its deepest sympathies to Dr. Angelou's family and loved ones. May she rest in peace.