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Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer, filmmaker and civil rights activist, was found unresponsive in her Winston-Salem, North Carolina home this morning. Her literary agent later confirmed Angelou’s death to the press, though the cause of death is unknown at this time. The announcement of Angelou’s passing comes days after she cancelled her appearance at the Major League Baseball Beacon Awards Luncheon, where she was scheduled to be honored on May 30, due to health problems.

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