Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron
1949 - 2011
Gil Scott-Heron  American Musician

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Gil Scott-Heron was previously married to Brenda Sykes (1978 - 1987).


Gil Scott-Heron is a member of the following lists: American poets, American rappers and American musicians.


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First Name Gil
Last Name Scott-Heron
Full Name at Birth Gilbert Scott-Heron
Age 62 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st April, 1949
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died 27th May, 2011
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death AIDS (-related complications)
Zodiac Sign Aries
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Poet, singer, songwriter, author, musician, bluesologist
Occupation Musician
Music Genre (Text) Soul, Jazz Poetry, Jazz, Blues, Spoken Word Soul, Jazz-Funk, Proto-Rap, funk, R&B, progressive soul
Origin Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Year(s) Active 1969–2011
Instrument (text) Vocals, Rhodes piano, piano, guitar
Record Label RCA, Flying Dutchman, Strata East, Arista, TVT, XL, JAD Records
Associated Acts Brian Jackson, Ron Holloway, Malik & the O.G's, Jamie xx, Musicians United for Safe Energy, Artists Against Apartheid, Blackalicious, Black and Blues, Artists United Against Apartheid, Malik & the O.G's

Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues."

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Gil Scott-Heron62 AriesMusician
Brenda Sykes74 CancerActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Gia LouiseFemale9th March, 198043 years oldBrenda Sykes


Gil Scott-Heron: New York Is Killing Me, Chris Cunningham Remix2010Gil Scott-HeronMusic Video
Gil Scott-Heron: Me and the Devil2010Short Film
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Gil Scott-HeronMusic Video




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