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Breaking News—Maya Angelou Passes Away at 86

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Sad news to report this morning. Various news sources, including local reports from Maya’s hometown of North Carolina, are reporting that Maya Angelou, famed poet, activist, actress writer and more, was found dead today by her caretaker. Maya was 86 years old.

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Maya’s been struggling with her health for the past few years, according to a North Carolina news station. Maya, who’s received dozens of awards throughout her lifetime and is considered one of the most influential women of our time, leaves us with one of her famous quotes that all of us should live by:

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

RIP, Maya.

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