Soul legend and "Godfather of Rap" Gil Scott-Heron died Friday afternoon in a New York hospital.
Scott-Heron was most well-known for his '70s song The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, which he released when he was only 18. He then went on to record three more albums, published two novels and a book of poetry.
He was HIV positive and struggled with drug addiction throughout out his life.
So very sad.
He will be missed.
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