The June 7th memorial service for Maya Angelou will be live-streamed.

The private memorial service for Maya Angelou, the writer and civil rights activist who died last week at the age of 86, will take place this weekend, and will be live-streamed for the general public by Wake Forest University, where Angelou had taught for more than 30 years. Angelou's family will hold the closed service in a chapel at the Winston-Salem university in North Carolina on Saturday 7 June.

Limited seating means it will only be open to family and friends, but Wake Forest is set to live stream the event for the public, it said on Tuesday. Further celebrations of the writer's life are also being planned by her family in other cities around the country, added the university.