It’s the end of an era. The event that many people have nervously anticipated is here: The Oprah Winfrey Show Finale. Yes, Oprah Winfrey — our BFF in our head, role model and “Live Your Best Life”-champion — is ending her ground-breaking syndicated daytime talk show after 25 years.

There’s no doubt that her daily presence will be missed but Oprah’s not disappearing from media entirely. She still has her new cable network, OWN, and monthly publication, O, The Oprah Magazine, which also has a South African edition.

Oprah has clearly touched the lives of many and we caught up with a few of our favorite celebrities – from Jennifer Hudson to Maya Angelou — who share what she has meant to them.