Twitter reacts to Maya Angelou's death
Many people have paid tribute to the late legendary African American poet and author.
World-renowned American author and poet Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86, her publicist confirmed on Wednesday.
Her final tweet read, "Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God."
It was posted on 23 May.
Eyewitness News searched Twitter for posts from various celebrities.
"Heaven is surely a gallery of Icons, most recently from Madiba to Maya"
- Zindzi Mandela (@ZindziMandela) May 28, 2014
She made us feel so safe, safe enough to trust her wisdom! Wisdom one can usually only acquire through experience! pic.twitter.com/iQeFAk3spQ
- Rihanna (@rihanna) May 28, 2014
Beloveds, let us light a candle for my sweet Sister, @DrMayaAngelou and lift up her spirit the way she has done for us. Blessings to all.
- Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) May 28, 2014
RIP #MayaAngelou. Ageless, indestructible, a fount of limitless wisdom
- Barney Mthombothi (@mthombothi) May 28, 2014
But still, like air, she rises.
Yes Ma'am. Rise. Rise. Rise.
- kerry washington (@kerrywashington) May 28, 2014
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." RIP #MayaAngelou
- Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) May 28, 2014
Thank you #MayaAngelou for your wisdom, spirit, strength and speaking through your work to a dream-filled girl in Wolverhampton. RIP. Xxxx
- Beverley Knight (@Beverleyknight) May 28, 2014