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(WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.) — Maya Angelou has died, ABC News has confirmed. She was 86.

According to her agent, Helen Brann, the noted author and poet died near her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina early Wednesday morning.

“She’d been very frail and had heart problems, but she was going strong, finishing a new book,” Brann told ABC News. “I spoke to her yesterday. She was fine, as she always was. Her spirit was indomitable.”

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