Celebrity reactions to the death of Maya Angelou: Katie Couric, Alyssa Milano, Ryan Seacrest and more

By Gina DiFalco,

The tragic death of Maya Angelou has left those she has inspired, touched and impacted all around the world in mourning.

Angelou was one of the most famous American poets of the 20th century, best known for her memoir, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Angelou has had many inspiring moments throughout the years, one of them being in 1993 when she read the poem “On the Pulse of the Morning” for President Bill Clinton’s inauguration.

The poet, who died in her home town in North Carolina at the age of 86, also made history as the e the first African American woman to direct a film in Hollywood. In 1998, she directed the film Down in the Delta.

Celebrities like Ryan Seacrest and Girls creator Lena Dunham took to Twitter to say a few words about Angelou’s passing. Here are just some examples of the impact Angelou has had on our world.

Ryan Seacrest:

Kris Jenner

Katie Couric

Lena Dunham

Rocco DiSpirito

image via Twitter from Rocco DiSpirito

Christina Milian

Alyssa Milano

image via Twitter from Alyssa Milano

Carrie Ann Inaba

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