Maya Angelou Dies At Age 86

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. She had reportedly been battling health issues; however, the cause of death has not been released.

Angelou was arguably one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. She was a celebrated poet, novelist, educator, producer, actress, filmmaker and civil rights activist.

She had been set to speak in Omaha on June 9 at the Orpheum Theater.

Omaha Performing Arts says those who purchased tickets will receive automatic full refunds. Emails went out to ticketholders on Wednesday.


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