#12. The Death of Gil Scott Heron
Date: May 27
In May, after falling ill during a recent trip to Europe, Gil Scott-Heron was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Heron would pass away on May 27. Although his cause of death is yet to be released, Heron previously admitted he has been HIV-positive for several years. Heron’s influence on hip-hop was immeasurable. His career is highlighted by his greatest work “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” and his soulful voice and thought-provoking words will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace.