Gil Scott-Heron, Musician, Dies in New York at Age 62

By on May 28, 2011 in Entertainment, Events, Music, Television, United States Comments

Gil Scott-Heron the musician who has been a moving persona in the music industry in hip-hop and rap, died at a hospital in New York. This was disclosed by local New York news sites, May 28, 2011.


Gil Scott-Heron
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Scott-Heron was also a poet, a songwriter, and an author. His 2010 album “I’m New Here,” and was reportedly well-received by music critics. Some of his books are: “The Vulture,” published in 1970, and “Now and Then: the Poems of Gil Scott-Heron,” published in 2001.

Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” has earned critical acclaim because of its implications to black activism.

Various sites revealed that he had been involved with cocaine and had been imprisoned and rehabilitated because of his drug use.

The cause of Gil Scott-Heron’s death however, is still not known as of this date.



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