policymic:

Legendary poet, artist and activist Maya Angelou has died at 86 

Maya Angelou, legendary poet, artist, educator and civil rights activist, died Wednesday morning. She was 86.

Winston-Salem, NC Mayor Allen Joines confirms that Angelou was found unresponsive by her caretaker in her North Carolina home.

While her cause of death remains unconfirmed, Angelou had cancelled a scheduled appearance at the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon in Houston last Friday, citing undisclosed “health reasons.” The month prior, she cancelled an appearance in Fayetteville, Ark. under similar circumstances.

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(Source: micdotcom)

thedailywhat:

RIP: Ray Bradbury, at 91: Ray Bradbury, literary genius and acclaimed author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, died this morning in Los Angeles. He was 91.
His grandson, Danny Karapetian, shared the news:

If I had to make any statement, it would be how much I love and miss him, and I look forward to hearing everyone’s memories about him. He influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it’s always really touching and comforting to hear their stories. Your stories. His legacy lives on in his monumental body of books, film, television and theater, but more importantly, in the minds and hearts of anyone who read him, because to read him was to know him. He was the biggest kid I know.

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thedailywhat:

RIP: Ray Bradbury, at 91: Ray Bradbury, literary genius and acclaimed author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, died this morning in Los Angeles. He was 91.

His grandson, Danny Karapetian, shared the news:

If I had to make any statement, it would be how much I love and miss him, and I look forward to hearing everyone’s memories about him. He influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it’s always really touching and comforting to hear their stories. Your stories. His legacy lives on in his monumental body of books, film, television and theater, but more importantly, in the minds and hearts of anyone who read him, because to read him was to know him. He was the biggest kid I know.

[io9]

(Source: thedailywhat)