Author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.
Her caretaker found her Wednesday morning in her North Carolina home, reports Fox8.
Angelou was a Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, and received the Presidential Medal of Arts, the Lincoln Medal and more than 50 honorary degrees. She was set to be given the “Beacon of Life Award” at the 2014 MLB Beacon Award Luncheon in Houston, but recently canceled her appearance because of health problems.
Police are investigating the death, according to XII12.
Below is her last tweet:
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014