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“America has lost a national treasure… 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.” Former U.S. President Bill Clinton adds his tribute to revered writer and poet Maya Angelou, who died on Wednesday morning (28May14).