The famed author was to be honored this Friday with the Beacon of Life Award at 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon but she had to cancel due to health reasons.
According to her literary agent, Helen Brann, Angelou has been "frail" and suffering from heart problems.
The 86-year-old was a novelist, actress, professor, singer, dancer, activist and Hollywood's first female black director. #MultiTalented
Angelou had an impressive list of accolades: she has received more than 30 honorary degrees from universities around the world and was a three-time Grammy winner.
She published 7 autobiographies, 3 books of essays, and several books of poetry—one of her most praised books was "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than 50 years.
May her soul rest in peace. Amen.