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CBS San Francisco

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (CBS SF) — Author and poet Maya Angelou, who spent her formative years in the San Francisco Bay Area becoming a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86.

Wake Forest University announced Angelou’s death in a news release Wednesday.

She had been scheduled to attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon on May 30 but pulled out for “health reasons,” Major League Baseball said last week. Last month, she also canceled an event in Fayetteville, Ark., because she was recovering from an “unexpected ailment” that sent her to the hospital.

She gained acclaim for her first book, her autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” making her one of the first African-American women to write a best-seller.

In her earlier years she was a ground-breaker in the Bay Area.

In 1940,  Angelou’s…

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