The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Gil Scott-Heron Passes Away At Age 62
The legendary musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron passed away on Friday May 27th 2011. The New York Times report,
A friend who answered the telephone listed for his Manhattan recording company confirms he died Friday afternoon at a hospital. Doris C. Nolan says he died after becoming sick upon returning from a European trip.
At the age of 62 he is most known for “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” and has been a hug inspiration to the rappers we know and love today.
Kanye West, Common, A Tribe Called Quest and Talib Kweli can all vouch for this man’s inspiration on music. Some of his albums include Pieces Of A Man, Winter In America and he recently released a new album last year entitled I’m New Here.
R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron