A host of celebrities and elected officials attend a local memorial service for the late Maya Angelou.

Valerie Simpson was among the many big names at the service, held at The Riverside Church, who gave tributes to the late poet.

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Others at the services included Nikki Giovanni, Toni Morrison and Hillary Clinton. Anglou’s son, Guy Johnson, also spoke.

Angelou had a residence in Harlem.

She died in May in North Carolina at age 86.