Credit: Katy Winn / Getty Images Photo: Maya Angelou, November 2005

Poet Maya Angelou died today, May 28, at the age of 86 — leaving behind legendary words and legions of admirers. And some of those admirers, evidently, work for Grey's Anatomy.

In response to the news of her passing, members of the Grey's family took to Twitter to eulogize the cultural icon.

Jessica Capshaw (Arizona Robbins): "Maya Angelou… I am so grateful that you shared your honesty, your talent, and your craft with the world. We have been made better for it." (Twitter)

Gaius Charles (Shane Ross): "A legend. A pioneer. An inspiration. And a uniquely gifted voice like no other. Thoughts and prayers going out to all who mourn the loss of the one and only Maya Angelou. 'Be certain that you do not die without doing something wonderful for humanity.' - Maya Angelou" (Instagram)

Sara Ramirez (Callie Torres): "#MayaAngelou" (Twitter)

Jason George (Ben Warren): "#RIP #MayaAngelou She was the epitome of feminine grace, power, [and] endurance. An angel long before she passed." (Twitter)

Jesse Williams (Jackson Avery): "'People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.' - Maya Angelou" (Twitter)

Shonda Rhimes: "Maya." (Twitter)

Our thoughts are with Maya's loved ones during this time.

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!