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Celebrities Pay Tribute to Maya Angelou on Twitter

Notables from J.K. Rowling to Mary J. Blige commemorate the passing of the celebrated poet at 86

Renowned American author and poet Maya Angelou died today at the age of 86 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Best known for her poetry and autobiographical works like I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she’s been an inspiring source of wisdom for many generations.

Thousands have already taken to social media to mourn the icon, sharing their favorite quotes, lessons (using the #MayaTaughtMe hashtag) and even links to her last poetic tweet:

(Read Lev Grossman’s obituary here)

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