Poet and essayist Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86, according to reports in her hometown of Winston-Salem.
Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines told WFMY News 2 that Angelou’s caregiver found her dead in her home Wednesday morning.
Angelou is best known for her award-winning writing, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Angelou was a high school dropout who went on to become a professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
Source: USA Today
RIP Maya Angelou