Maya Angelou’s Death: Celebs React On Twitter

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou lived a happy and successful life. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years.

Angelou touched the lives of many with her presence and words, but sadly she passed away on Wednesday, May 28. Angelou had been in poor health for several months and was found by her caregiver early Wednesday morning.

The death of Maya Angelou has shocked the world. While her family grieves in silence, fans and friends of the actress and poet expressed their sadness on social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

While some fans reacted in disbelief and sadness others shared photos of Angelou, posted her best quotes and described what an amazing person she was, and talked about the many things she had accomplished during her life.

What is your favorite Maya Angelou quote and were you shocked to hear of her death?

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Ellisha Rader ManneringEllisha is a writer, wife, and mommy to Cyrus and Milo. She enjoys fishing, hiking, being outdoors, shopping, traveling with her family and teaching baton twirling. Follow her on Twitter @lishann

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