Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress has died.
She died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Brann said.
According to WGHP, Angelou had been reportedly battling health problems including heart-related issues.
She recently canceled a scheduled appearance of a special event to be held in her honor.
Angelou’s last tweet was May 23.
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014
Angelou was set to be honored with the “Beacon of Life Award” at the 2014 MLB Beacon Award Luncheon on May 30 in Houston.
In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded her with the Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.