Yesterday there was no writer, poet, scientist and human rights activist Maya Angelou. She passed away at the age of 86. Angelou was a friend and mentor of many famous people, and now they are mourning this beautiful woman.
A close man Maya was for Opra Winfrey. The TV presenter invited the writer several times to her programs. The last time Angelou was visiting Opra on the show of the Own Super Soul Sunday TV channel last year. After the departure of Angelou from the life of the Oprah, she noticed:
I was very lucky that Maya was my mentor, mother, sister and friend since I was 20. She directed me at the most important moments of my life. The world knows her as a poet, but in fact she was a teacher. One of her main lessons: when you study, learn. When you get, give. She had three Grammy, she spoke six languages and became the second poetess in history, which read the poem during the president’s entry into position. But the main thing is what I know about Maya Angelou is not what she did or wrote, but what kind of life she lived. She walked around the world with unshakable calm, confidence and gratitude.I loved her and I know that she loved me. I will miss her. She will forever remain a rainbow in the clouds of my life.
Maya and Oprah
Maya Angelou, Alisha Kis, Oprah Winfrey
Gail King, Opra’s friend, was also close to Maya:
When you were next to her, you just felt wisdom, it seemed to stream from her. (…) Literally last week, she sent me her leather binding books… She just wanted me to have them… (…) She always remained true to herself in things that were important to her. I am grateful to fate for every minute spent with her.
Barack Obama, too, could not help but react to the death of the legendary writer:
When her friend Nelson Mandela died last year, she said: "The sun never experiences its sunset, but it gets up again and brings dawn". Michelle and I join millions of people around the world who has lost the brightest person – a brilliant writer, a selfless friend and a phenomenal woman. Throughout her life, Maya was engaged in many things – she was a writer, a poetess, human rights activist, playwright, actress, director, composer, singer and dancer. But, first of all, she was a storyteller. And her greatest stories were true. (…)
Barack Obama and Maya Angelou
Maya with Michelle Obama
Ex-President of the United States Bill Clinton, on the inauguration of which Angelou performed in 1993, noted:
With the departure of Maya Angeelow America lost a national treasure; Hillary and I are a close friend. (…)
Maya and Bill Clinton
Kuinsi Jones grieves with other Maya close:
I am deeply saddened by the departure of my close friend, colleagues and sister Maya Angeelou, who was next to me for 46 years. (…)
Most celebrities spoke about Angelou’s death in their social networks. America Ferrer wrote:
She gave me the courage that allowed me to love myself and others.
Beyoncé published a comment on Instagram:
Rest in peace, phenomenal woman.
Photo from the photo blog Beyoncé
Madonna wrote on Instagram’e:
I know why the bird sings in the cage! (approx. – This is the name of the famous book of Maya, published in 1969). Maya Angelou will live forever.
Maya Angelou and Madonna
Maya Angelou died in her house, on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. April fourth she was 86 years old. Those who knew her claim that she retained the vigor of the spirit and was persistent until the last days of her life.
Maya in the photo from the Alishi Kis blog
Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86
She was a prominent figure of culture and public life
Due to the departure of Maya Angelou, many of her friends mourn, including Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Madonna