Maya Angelou Allegedly Did not Want to be Resusicated, According to 911 Call

Maya Angelou Allegedly Did not Want to be Resuscitated, According to 911 Call

According to a new report, the caretaker who called 911 to report  Maya Angelou’s passing told the operator she was hesitant to perform CPR because the author had been adamant that she did not want to be resuscitated in the event of her death.

This is a bit confusing because the woman that called 911 said she didn’t know if Maya Angelou was breathing but stated several times she was scared and nervous. The 911 operator stated several times he would walk her through the process of performing CPR on the poet. After putting the operator on hold, she came back to state another staff member was on her way and that she told her that in the event something like this happens, to let her go. The woman was allegedly on her way there with the paper work but the operator stated they have to do something until then because there was no “Do Not Resuscitate” order present at the time, per the audio 911 call.

The caretaker who called 911 to report of Maya Angelou’s passing told the operator she was hesitant to perform CPR because the author had been adamant that she did not want to be resuscitated in the event of her death.

The operator told the caretaker to perform CPR anyway, because Angelou was not in possession of a “Do Not Resuscitate” order. Source