I'm in tears as I write this. It has been confirmed that Maya Angelou has departed from this earth at the age of 86.
The famous writer, activist, and humanitarian is survived by her son Guy Johnson who released the following statement to Associated Press.
"Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love," Angelou's son Guy Johnson said in a statement.