(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Around the world many fans are mourning the death of Maya Angelou, author, poet, and civil rights activist, as she was declared dead in her North Carolina home on Wednesday.
Throughout her lifetime, Angelou inspired many with her wisdom shared in her lectures and literary works.
Since the news of her death broke yesterday, fans, celebrities, politicians, and loved ones have took to social media to express their grief and love for Maya.
Hundreds of thousands of Tweets and Facebook statuses have been posted sharing quotes, pictures, and caring words under the hashtags #MayaAngelou, #MayaTaughtMe, and #RIPMayaAngelou.
In less than 30 seconds, there were more than 500,000 different search results in Google, FirstPost reports.
“With Maya Angelou’s passing, America has lost a national treasure; and Hillary and I, a beloved friend.”- Bill Clinton
“Saddened by the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. Grateful for all she taught us with her words & spirit. Will never forget how she made me feel.” – Robin Roberts
“We have lost an amazing earth angel today. One of the most prolific laureates of our time, @DrMayaAngelou will be missed.” – Nicholas Sparks
“Her greatest stories were true.” —President Obama on Maya Angelou
“Maya Angelou will always be the people’s poet. A fierce survivor whose love of many languages inspired & represented the best of America.” – John Kerry
“The American Dream, whether attainable or not, is to have freedom, freedom in all things. To go as far as ambition impels us, in work, in play, and religion and even in love.” –Dr. Maya Angelou, 1928 – 2014