Gilbert 'Gil' Scott-Heron
(April 1, 1949 - May 27, 2011)
An incredibly sad day. I have not learned the details yet, only that Scott-Heron has passed away in New York. He had just released (last year) his first album in some 16 years. Poet, singer, songwriter, spoken word, novelist, activist, rythmist with a syncopated heart.
Not a last poet, but a continuum of poetry.