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The sorrowful announcement of Maya Angelou's death on Wednesday has many celebrities looking back on how this phenomenal woman touched their lives. Perhaps best known for her award-winning autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the 86-year-old author influenced countless people through her graceful words, cadence of speech and civil rights activism. Even in her last days, Angelou continued to inspire many with a thought-provoking Twitter account filled with her own passionate ideas and quotes, including this final Tweet from May 23. Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou »

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