Pharrell, J.K. Rowling, And More Celebs Pay Tribute To Maya Angelou

Photo Credit: Getty Images
Jump to Comments

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Legendary poet and author Maya Angelou died on Wednesday morning at the age of 86 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A renowned civil rights activist, Angelou picked up a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her 1970 novel Why The Caged Bird Sings and starred in films like How to Make an American Quilt and Poetic Justice. Angelou’s family released a statement on Facebook announcing the passing.

“She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace,” the statement reads. “The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.”

Various celebrities took to social media to pay their respects.

Read more:

What’s The One TV Show You Wish You Could Get Your Friends To Watch?

Chris Colfer, Lucy Hale, Norman Reedus, And More Reveal Their Most Memorable Fan Encounters

5 Summer Blockbusters That Will Get You Excited For The Season!

For the latest pop culture news and voting, make sure to sign up for the People’s Choice newsletter!