Gil Scott-Heron died at Age 62

Gil Scott-Heron, the musician, poet, author and hip-hop
pioneer who wrote 'The
Revolution Will Not Be
Televised,' has died in New
York at age 62. The sad news was revealed on Twitter by his UK publisher, and the cause
of death is currently
unknown. One of America's greatest
cultural figures of the 1970s and an inspiration to generations since, Scott-Heron had been in fragile health for many years as a result of a decades-long battle with
cocaine and HIV infection.
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