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Friends, Loved Ones, Admirers Gathered to Remember Late Poet Maya Angelou

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Albany/HV: Friends, Loved Ones, Admirers Gathered to Remember Late Poet Maya Angelou
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NATIONWIDE -- Friends, loved ones, and admirers gathered in North Carolina to remember late poet Maya Angelou, as a memorial service is held in her honor.

Angelou died last week at her home in Winston-Salem at age 86. The service was held at Wake Forest University, where she once taught.

First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey were among the attendees.

The First Lady says President Obama's family was inspired by Angelou.

"She touched people all across the globe, including a young white woman from Kansas who named her daughter after Maya. And raised her son to be the first black President of the United States," said Michelle Obama.

The service was private, but was streamed on the school's website.

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