Many are paying their respects to author and famed poet Maya Angelou. Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri in 1928.
She was a true renaissance woman having worked as a professional dancer, actress, composer, poet, educator, producer, filmmaker playwright, civil rights activist and author.
One of her most famous books is " I know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
In 2010, president Obama gave her the presidential medal of freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S.
Her final message, posted 6 days ago on Twitter says "Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God."
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