Maya Angelou cancels W&M event due to illness

In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, author Maya Angelou delivers a tribute to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the State Department in Washington. Angelou is celebrating her 82nd birthday with friends, including singers Martina McBride, Naomi Judd, Gladys Knight and Common and producer/director Lee Daniels. The celebration is more than a month late _ Angelou's birthday was April 4. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) – Acclaimed author and poet Maya Angelou’s upcoming appearance at William & Mary has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Angelou was scheduled to speak April 15 at William & Mary Hall, but is reportedly too ill.

“It is unfortunate that the event has been cancelled, but we are certainly sympathetic as to why. I know I speak for the entire community in wishing Dr. Angelou a quick recovery,” said Chase Koontz ’14, president of the W&M Student Assembly for 2013-14.

If you purchased a ticket for the engagement with cash, you can receive a refund at the Tribe Ticket Office. Return the tickets by close of business April 18. You’ll need to present a valid photo ID. Those who paid by credit card will automatically be refunded.

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