'Revolution' artist Gil Scott-Heron dies
May 27th, 2011
11:17 PM ET

'Revolution' artist Gil Scott-Heron dies

Gil Scott-Heron, a poet and musician best known for the song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," died Friday, his publicist at XL Recordings said.

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  1. Joey

    Right, Ricky.
    Loved your debut.

    May 28, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ellis

    Guess Gil Scott died of an over dose of drugs. Just another junkie. Most musicians are junkies and boozers.

    May 28, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar in a Onesey

    The pioneering spirit of americans have left this wide open for me.

    May 28, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Onesey? Never heard of that toliet bowl.

    May 28, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    @Ellis: Shut up stupid. Not every musician is high like your filthy mother.

    May 28, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. funkybunch

    Da guy was a poet an nobody knowed it.

    May 28, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey

    @ Ellis (whichever), 9:37 AM:
    I'm a musician. I work only in "classical" music (a misnomer), but very, very few who get that kind of work are addicted to anything: it takes too much discipline.

    May 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. the voice of reason

    This man was and still is a legend! Maybe you should read some books before you speak. He was smarter than most of you think you are and more loved than most could understand. You will be missed!

    May 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Miss Anthrope

    @Cesar:

    I think the Onesey is meant to be a "Onesie", which is akin to a bodysuit, that babies wear.

    May 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    Hi Joey. Ellis made a dumb blanket assertion about musicians, and I just didn't buy it. If you could contribute to society by either finding a cure for a disease, or through fine arts, I know which of the two you would choose. I read that post a bit back. Good to see you real Joey. Bye.

    May 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    @Miss Anthrope: Thank you, I didn't know that.

    May 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    Cesar in a onesey (onesie), you have a lot of splaining to do.

    May 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey

    @ Real Cesar:
    Hello. Good to run into you, popular guy with so many flattering copycats!

    May 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey

    "SPLAINING!"
    Thank you, Confirmation Hearings.
    Love it.

    May 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    Joey, Yea "splaining" as in Ricky Richardo and Lucy, "Lucy! Joo havffff a lot of splaining to do!"

    May 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
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