The world lost a beautiful voice today. Maya Angelou, literary great and civil rights activist, passed away at age 86. You can read more about her remarkable life at the New York Times website. I'm freely stealing this from a friend on Facebook, but it sums up my feelings perfectly as well:
While everyone must die when it's their time, there are some people that are so iconic that it breaks you up a little inside. Maya is definitely one of those people.