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Maya Angelou Passes at 86

A legendary public figure, Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86 in her Winston-Salem, North Carolina home (5/28). Angelou had been battling a number of health problems although a specific cause of death has not been identified. Her hometown Mayor, Allen Joines reported to WFMY 2 that Maya's caregiver found her dead in her home Wednesday morning.

Here are a few photos of Maya Angelou as we take this time to celebrate the life she led. Photos © Getty Images Compiled by Vanessa Denis

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