Maya Angelou: The love and tributes!

Nas: "Momentarily took the air out of me hearing you passed over. Then I smiled for you. REST IN GLORY MAYA ANGELOU. Luv!”

Beyonce: "Rest in peace, phenomenal woman."

Kris Jenner: "The world has lost a truly remarkable activist, educator and an inspiration to all. Rest in Peace."

Pharrell: 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.”

Lena Dunham: “Thank you, Maya, for your power, your politics, your poetry. We need you more than ever. Rest in peace.”

Russell Simmons: "RIP to one of the greatest women this world has ever known. Thank you Maya Angelou for all of the gifts and knowledge you gave us..."

Gabrielle Union: "Her words, her passion, her adventures, her life... Literally gave me LIFE! Such a wonderful woman and life."

Oprah Winfrey released a long statement…“I've been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20s. She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet, but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds.”