Tweet Sheet: Celebs React to the Death of Maya Angelou

Nas, Iyanla Vanzant and more remember a phenomenal woman.


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In Loving Memory - World renowned author, poet and activist Dr. Maya Angelou died in her home on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the age of 86. Angelou leaves behind a bevy of family, friends, admirers and profound words for the rest of us to live by.  (Photo: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)


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Oprah Winfrey @Oprah - Tweet: What stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


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Boris Kodjoe @BorisKodjoe - Tweet: Rest in peace, Maya Angelou. You will be missed so much by so many. (Photo: Bryan Steffy/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Mary J. Blige, @maryjblige - Tweet: "Well welcome home ‪@freeremyma!! djkhaled ‪#GrindModeAlready ‪#Ilovethat"Ms. Mary Jane was one of many celebs to welcome the Bronx Bombshell back to the free world. (Photo: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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Mary J. Blige @maryjblige - Tweet: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou. (Photo: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

Dule Hill - @DuleHill: Wow. #RIPPaulWalker (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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Dulé Hill @DuleHill - Tweet: RIP Maya Angelou. RT @DrMayaAngelou: Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God. (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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Iyanla Vanzant - @IyanlaVanzant: Beloveds, let us offer light to the spirit of Nelson Mandela as he moves to the next level of his journey. (Photo: AL.COM /Landov)

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Iyanla Vanzant @IyanlaVanzant - Tweet: Let us light a white candle of love and peace for the soul of Mama Dr. Maya Angelou for now SHE RISES!  (Photo: AL.COM /Landov)

Sky's The Limit - As one of the newest stars to the WNBA, Skylar Diggins is bound to go down in the history books, but first she'll be presenting a very special award on the Black Girls Rock! stage.(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

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Skylar Diggins @SkyDigg4 - Tweet: "Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." -Maya Angelou (Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Q-Tip, @QtiptheAbstract - Tweet: "Happy for @MikeVick"  Q-Tip tips his hat to Michael Vick for scoring a one-year $5 million contract with the New York Jets. #StillGrinding #Can'tStopWon'tStop(Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express)

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Q-Tip @QTiptheAbstract - Tweet: Wow RIP To 1 of my big inspirations and to one of the worlds sharpest, most beautiful minds... Maya Angelou.  (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express)


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Issa Rae @IssaRae - Tweet: #RIP Maya Angelou. Thank you for sharing your gift and your wisdom. (Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images for Say Media/xoJane)

June Ambrose @JuneAmbrose - Tweet: I woke up this morning with the words of #Dr.MayaAngelou on my mind, shortly after posting 2 of her powerful quotes I learned of her death... (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

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June Ambrose @JuneAmbrose - Tweet: I woke up this morning with the words of #Dr.MayaAngelou on my mind, shortly after posting 2 of her powerful quotes I learned of her death... (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

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Russell Simmons - "I don't spend any time thinking about my place in history, ever. If people say I changed things, it's nice, and I take it ? but if I could give it to a charity it would be useful. I really believe now that my only job in life is to achieve a state of comfort and happiness."(Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for LACOSTE + CAMPANAS)

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Russell Simmons @UncleRush - Tweet: RIP to one of the greatest women this world has ever known. Thank you Maya Angelou for all of the gifts and knowledge you gave us... (Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for LACOSTE + CAMPANAS)


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Donna Brazile @donnabrazile - Tweet: My heart is sad. Dr Maya Angelou. I will always love you. May your soul rest in everlasting peace. Rest my sister. The caged bird is free! (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for People)

Mimi Faust Still Doesn't Trust Nikko  - Mimi Faust, of Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta fame and now sex tape infamy, still questions her on-again-off-again boyfriend Nikko's motives. A fan tweeted her, asking, "In your heart, do you think Nikko is an opportunist?" Mimi responded with a shady, "The verdict is still out." We're going to side with Captain Obvious on this one. What do you think?   (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

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Mimi Faust @MimiFaust - Tweet: Rest in peace Maya Angelou you will be missed!!!! Phenomenal woman! (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Oh, Well - While presiding on the Senate floor during a 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. stint, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker joked in a Twitter post that Republicans were blasting Beyonc?'s new album in the cloak room. When reminded he was breaking the rules by using an electronic device on the floor, he wrote, "In this case, at this hour, I think it is better to ask forgiveness than permission."(Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

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Cory Booker @corybooker - Tweet: "If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." #MayaAngelou : poet, author and activist, dead at 86. (Photo:  John Moore/Getty Images)

Christina Milian, @ChristinaMilian - Tweet: "The girl is undeniable.. #beyonc?"(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Christina Milian @ChristinaMilian - Tweet: May you rest peacefully #MayaAngelou May your words continue to inspire and resonate till the end of… (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


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Sway Calloway @RealSway - Tweet: RIP Maya Angelou, a national treasure. (Photo: WENN)

Tavis Smiley on President Obama’s televised reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict:  - “I appreciate and applaud the fact that the president did finally show up. But … he did not walk to the podium… he was pushed to that podium.”  (Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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Tavis Smiley @tavissmiley - Tweet: A mighty tree has fallen. #MayaAngelou tribute tonight and tomorrow night on @PBS(Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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Janet Mock @janetmock - Tweet: In my junior year (at my most vulnerable), I recited #MayaAngelou's I Rise & Phenomenal Woman for a contest, and placed first. #ThankYouMaya (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

Nas Offers Technology Scholarship for African-Americans - A kidnapped boy sang a gospel song to his kidnapper and was freed, woman will meet her birth mother thanks to Twitter; plus more national news. ? Natelege Whaley (@Natelege)   Nas has partnered with General Assembly to fund a technology scholarship to support African-Americans and Latinos. Recipients will attend a full-time, 12-week web development course in New York City that will prepare them for jobs as junior-level web developers. Apply here.  (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

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Nas @Nas - Tweet: Momentarily took the air out of me hearing you passed over. Then I smiled for you. REST IN GLORY MAYA ANGELOU. Luv!(Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

President Bill Clinton  - Former President Bill Clinton will make history as the first commencement speaker ever for New York University Abu Dabhi on May 25. (Photo: Niall Carson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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President Bill Clinton - From a statement: With Maya Angelou’s passing, America has lost a national treasure; and Hillary and I, a beloved friend. The poems and stories she wrote and read to us in her commanding voice were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace. I will always be grateful for her electrifying reading of “On the Pulse of Morning” at my first inaugural, and even more for all the years of friendship that followed. Now she sings the songs the Creator gave to her when the river “and the tree and the stone were one.” Our deepest sympathies are with Guy and his family. (Photo: Niall Carson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)