“#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:
— 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
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
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