American poet and songwriter Gil Scott-Heron has died at a New York hospital aged 62. Scott-Heron rose to fame in the 1970s for his compelling spoken-word performances such as "The Revolution Will Not be Televised".
REUTERS - Gil Scott-Heron, a U.S. poet and songwriter credited with helping inspire the development of rap music, has died at age 62, according to media reports on Saturday.
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Date created : 2011-05-28