World renowned author and humanitarian Dr. Maya Angelou (Marguerite Annie Johnson), passed away today at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was 86. So far, no cause of death has been reported.
In hip-hop circles, Dr. Angelou was best known for acting alongside 2Pac in Poetic Justice. Three years ago, she opened up Common’s The Dreamer/Believer. In her final message, she tweeted this prophetic note last Friday.
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014