There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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Such a tragedy occurred today as the world lost the great, inspirational, and brilliant Maya Angelou.
And while we're all mourning this sudden loss, we're not the only ones.
Celebrities all over are sending their condolences over Twitter.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 28, 2014
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - RIP Maya Angelou
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) May 28, 2014
RIP Maya Angelou http://t.co/J3cQOyNPwk
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 28, 2014
"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou - who was utterly amazing.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 28, 2014
#RIPMayaAngelou You were a hero and an inspiration. I will never forget how you made me feel.
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) May 28, 2014
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou, whose words changed so much.
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) May 28, 2014
Sending my condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Maya Angelou!. #RIPMaya
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) May 28, 2014
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou.
— Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige) May 28, 2014
RIP to one of the greatest women this world has ever known. Thank you Maya Angelou for all of the gifts and knowledge you gave us…
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) May 28, 2014
The world has lost a truly remarkable activist, educator and an inspiration to all. Rest In Peace… http://t.co/rh83EwhOZ4
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) May 28, 2014
Thank you, Maya, for your power, your politics, your poetry. We need you more than ever. Rest in peace.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 28, 2014
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope". ~Maya Angelou”
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) May 28, 2014
"I've learned that you shouldn't go thru life w/ a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back." -Maya Angelou
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) May 28, 2014
REST IN PEACE @MayaAngelou - She was a pioneer and her spirit will be missed.
— Caroline Manzo (@CarolineManzo) May 28, 2014
May Maya Angelou Rest in peace, a truly beautiful soul inside and out. pic.twitter.com/m3uOlKSwfP
— Ramona Singer (@ramonasinger) May 28, 2014
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