WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey are all expected to attend Maya Angelou’s memorial service at Wake Forest University on Saturday.
The White House confirmed Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks.
You can watch the memorial service on FOX8 and MyFOX8.com/live at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The service will be closed to the public.
Angelou, the award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist, died last week in her Winston-Salem home. She was 86. She had been reportedly battling health problems.
Bill Clinton issued a statement last week on the passing of Angelou:
With Maya Angelou’s passing, America has lost a national treasure; and Hillary and I, a beloved friend.The poems and stories she wrote and read to us in her commanding voice were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace.I will always be grateful for her electrifying reading of “On the Pulse of Morning” at my first inaugural, and even more for all the years of friendship that followed.Now she sings the songs the Creator gave to her when the river “and the tree and the stone were one.”Our deepest sympathies are with Guy and his family.