I have made a cup of tea and put on the computer and heard the news.
He was just 62 and, what makes it even sadder, had reached a new creative peak after spending most of the new century in and out of jail.
He was a towering figure in African-American music and it's impossible to overestimate his influence.
I'm New Here is a terrific record, a fine epitaph.
Peace Go With You Brother.
Gil Scott-Heron - 'On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt.1)' (2010)
Gil Scott-Heron - 'On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt.2)' (2010)