Celebrities React to Maya Angelou’s Death: Rihanna, Lena Dunham, Khloe Kardashian and More Pay Tribute on Twitter
Hollywood is mourning the loss of the great Maya Angelou, who passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 86.
“#MayaAngelou,” “Phenomenal Woman,” “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “#StillRise” quickly became trending topics on Twitter.
Here’s what some of the stars have said in their tributes to the American poet laureate:
RIP Maya Angelou, a badass woman who saw the impossible as merely a dare. http://t.co/9wIMQKKcu2 pic.twitter.com/zJuFV9Uayf
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) May 28, 2014
Today the world lost one of it's greatest gifts. I'm sending love to the friends and family of Maya Angelou.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 28, 2014
Angel. #RIPMayaAngelou The first book I read as a teenager, "I know why the caged bird sings". Felt like we knew her pic.twitter.com/inHEh9zIhs — Rihanna (@rihanna) May 28, 2014
She made us feel so safe, safe enough to trust her wisdom! Wisdom one can usually only acquire through experience! pic.twitter.com/iQeFAk3spQ — Rihanna (@rihanna) 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
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
Thank you, Dr. Maya Angelou, for your wonderful words and wisdom. Rest in peace. — Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) May 28, 2014
I was in an airport with my bf going to a spiritual retreat & we asked for a sign & #MayaAngelou walked off the plane.RIP #BeautifulVoice — Caroline Rhea (@CarolineRhea) May 28, 2014
But still, like air, she rises. Yes Ma'am. Rise. Rise. Rise. #MayaAngelou
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) May 28, 2014
Saddened by the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. Grateful for all she taught us with her words & spirit. Will never forget how she made me feel.
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) May 28, 2014
Dr Maya Angelou...thank you for every single thing. Every single damn thing. RIP — Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) May 28, 2014
I was thinking about her lately. GOD Bless the Soul of one if my heroes. Dr Maya Angelou — COMMON (@common) May 28, 2014
Thoughts and prayers going out to the family of Maya Angelou.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 28, 2014
The beautiful Maya Angelou died this morning. A big and radiant soul, at rest at last.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May 28, 2014
Saddened by the news of Maya Angelou's passing. A brilliant woman who contributed so much to the world. Her light will be sorely missed.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) May 28, 2014
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." RIP Maya Angelou
— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) May 28, 2014
RIP Maya Angelou http://t.co/J3cQOyNPwk
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 28, 2014
"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." -Maya Angelou.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) May 28, 2014
RIP #MayaAngelou. Thank you for blessing us with your voice, your words and your strength.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) 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
#RIPMayaAngelou You were a hero and an inspiration. I will never forget how you made me feel.
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) May 28, 2014
So saddened by the death of the beautiful @DrMayaAngelou.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) May 28, 2014