Legendary poet Maya Angelou recently passed away, and celebrities are already reacting to her passing by remembering her outstanding career and words of wisdom. Writers like J.K. Rowling and Lena Dunham were among the first to react, with the two tweeting their favorite quotes from Maya. Meanwhile, stars like Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba and Mary J. Blige also offered up their own reflections. Keep reading to see celebrities reacting to Maya's passing and be sure to check back for more as they come in.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 28, 2014
To Dr. Maya Angelou...thank you. For everything. #PhenomenalWoman
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) May 28, 2014
Jenna Bush Hager
— Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) May 28, 2014
We will miss you so much Maya Angelou - our comfort, our inspiration, our Mother. Thank you. Video: 'Still I Rise' http://t.co/clHRhnjXfB
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 28, 2014
So saddened by the death of the beautiful @DrMayaAngelou.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) May 28, 2014
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - RIP Maya Angelou
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) May 28, 2014
The world has lost a truly remarkable activist, educator and an inspiration to all. Rest In Peace… http://t.co/rh83EwhOZ4
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) May 28, 2014
God bless @DrMayaAngelou. A woman who used her voice to raise up, inspire and educate. Her words will live on in everyone who reads them.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) May 28, 2014
Mary J. Blige
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou.
— Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige) May 28, 2014
Thank you, Maya, for your power, your politics, your poetry. We need you more than ever. Rest in peace.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 28, 2014
"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou - who was utterly amazing.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 28, 2014
My thoughts & prayers are with @DrMayaAngelou's family & friends. A great loss to those who loved her, all who admired her and our country.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 28, 2014
— Jamie Chung (@jamiechung1) May 28, 2014
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