Maya Angelou’s Son, Guy Johnson, Passes Away At 77

February 17, 2022

Rest in peace.

Guy Johnson, the son of poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, has died at age 77.

Maya Angelou’s official Twitter account shared the news, saying Johnson died peacefully Wednesday morning at his home in Oakland, Calif.

“Mr. GUY JOHNSON passed away peacefully at his home this morning in Oakland, California,” the announcement read. “Arrangements will be made and announced in the coming days. We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your prayers and words of comfort and strength.”

May he rest peacefully.