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Friends, fans, fellow writers react to Maya Angelou's death

Friends, fans and fellow writers took to social media Wednesday to celebrate the life of Dr. Maya Angelou, who died at age 86.

Here’s a statement from Wake Forest University.

Here is Angelou’s own last tweet, which demands its own quiet moment of reflection:

And here are remembrances from Nancy Pelosi, J.K. Rowling and many of our reporters and readers who were touched by the author’s words:

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