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Maya Angelou's death: Hollywood and media personalities mourn her passing

6/17/2014
Maya Angelou's death: Hollywood and media personalities mourn her passing © AP / Maya Angelou Maya Angelou's death: Hollywood and media personalities mourn her passing

By Greg Gilman
TheWrap

Maya Angelou was found dead at 86 on Wednesday, and became a trending topic on Twitter as the world heard word of her passing.

Hollywood stars, media personalities, and authors joined millions of others expressing their condolences, or celebrating the distinguished poet, writer and civil rights activist's life by sharing her greatest contribution to this world — her powerful words of wisdom.

Also read: 21 Beautiful Maya Angelou Quotes to Live by

See what J.K. Rowling, Lena Dunham, Ellen DeGeneres and others famous folks had to say, below:

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