Gil Scott-Heron, Musician & Author, Dies At 62

Gil Scott Heron(BlackDoctor.org) — Gil Scott-Heron, widely considered one of the godfathers of rap with his piercing social and political prose, died on March 27, 2011 at the age of 62, after becoming ill following a trip to Europe. While the cause of death was undisclosed, his battle with cocaine was well known.