It's a sad day for lovers of literature as it has been confirmed that American Author and Poet, Maya Angelou, has passed away. Maya Angelou was found dead in her North Carolina home by her caretaker. By the time 8:30 struck on Wednesday Morning, a hearse as well as a police car and ambulance could be seen outside her home.
The cause of the global icon's death has yet to be confirmed although sources close to the writer have mentioned that her health had been detoriorating at rapidly concerning levels in recent months.
Although this was unlinked, we couldn't help but feel extremely touched after reading Maya Angelou's final tweet which she sent out five days prior to her untimely death.
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014
We hope Maya Angelou's soul rests in peace, after the wonderful work she has done for humanity we certainly think she deserves. We think we might buy ourselves a copy of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings to commemorate and celebrate her beautiful life.