Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 80s, and for his collaborative soul works with musician Brian Jackson. Scott-Heron remained active until his death, and in 2010 released his first new album in 16 years, entitled I'm New Here.
Gil Scott-Heron influenced later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul.
Scott-Heron's recording work is often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
Gil Scott-Heron Cause of Death
Gil Scott-Heron died on the afternoon of May 27, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, after becoming sick upon returning from a European trip. Cause of death is not known.
It was revealed in 2008, that Gil Scott-Heron was HIV positive.
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
70's When Gil Scott-Heron was younger
Gil Scott-Heron - 'I'm New Here' (released 2010)
Mellow & older Gil Scott-Heron