Gil Scott-Heron (1949–2011)


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Gil Scott-Heron was born on April 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was married to Brenda Sykes. He died on May 27, 2011 in New York, New York, USA. See full bio »

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(age 62) in New York, New York, USA
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State of Play Soundtrack
(2009)
Undercover Brother Soundtrack
(2002)
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(2015)

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 2018 First Man (writer: "Whitey on the Moon")
  Popular Voices at the BBC (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Truth Tellers at the BBC (2017) ... (performer: "Johannesburg") / (writer: "Johannesburg")
 2016 ITV Sport: Euro 2016 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- England vs. Iceland (2016) ... (performer: "It's Your World" - uncredited)
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (courtesy - 2 episodes, 2012) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2016) (music - 1 episode, 2016)
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2016) ... (lyrics: "Winter in America") / (music: "Winter in America")
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Free at Last (2012) ... (courtesy: "Johannesburg") / (performer: "Johannesburg") / (writer: "Johannesburg")
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The Bottom Line (2012) ... (performer: "Johannesburg") / (writer: "Johannesburg")
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The Road to Resistance (2012) ... (courtesy: "Johannesburg") / (performer: "Johannesburg") / (writer: "Johannesburg")
- Have You Heard from Johannesburg: The New Generation (2011) ... (performer: "Johannesburg") / (writer: "Johannesburg")
  Scandal (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Get Out of Jail, Free (2015) ... (performer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" - uncredited)
 2015 Demolition (performer: "B Movie") / (writer: "B Movie")
 2015 Power (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ghost Is Dead (2015) ... (performer: "Me and the Devil" - uncredited)
 2015 Glastonbury 2015 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Day 2: Part 2 (2015) ... (writer: "Lost in the World")
 2015/I Aloha (performer: "Whitey on the Moon") / (writer: "Whitey on the Moon")
 2015 Dope (performer: "Home Is Where The Hatred Is") / (writer: "Home Is Where The Hatred Is")
 2015 Fresh Dressed (Documentary) (performer: "Whitey On The Moon") / (writer: "Whitey On The Moon")
 2014 The Good Wife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Parallel Construction, Bitches (2014) ... (performer: "Me and the Devil" - uncredited)
  Waterloo Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Grantly's Perfect Poetry (2013) ... (performer: "Piano Player") / (writer: "Piano Player")
 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (performer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised") / (writer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised")
 2013 Luther (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (2013) ... (performer: "Me And The Devil")
 2013 15M: Málaga Despierta (Documentary) (writer: "La revolución no será televisada")
 2013 11.6 (performer: "Me and the Devil")
 2013 Under the Rainbow (performer: "Me And The Devil")
 2013 Elementary (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- M. (2013) ... (performer: "Me and the Devil" - uncredited)
 2011 Luck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (performer: "Me and the Devil" - uncredited)
 2011 Misfits (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.1 (2011) ... (performer: "Me and the Devil" - uncredited)
- Vegas, Baby! (2011) ... (performer: "Me and the Devil" - uncredited)
  True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Me and the Devil (2011) ... (performer: "Me And The Devil" - uncredited) / (writer: "Me And The Devil" - uncredited)
 2010/I Runaway (Short) (performer: "Lost in the World", "Who Will Survive in America" - uncredited) / (writer: "Lost in the World", "Who Will Survive in America" - uncredited)
 2009 State of Play (performer: "B-Movie") / (writer: "B-Movie")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) ("Home Is Where the Hatred Is", uncredited)
 2005 Narc (Video Game) (performer: "The Bottle") / (writer: "The Bottle")
 2005 Black in the 80s (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Color TV (2005) ... (performer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised")
 2002 The Weather Underground (Documentary) (performer: "Winter In America" - as Gil Scott Heron)
 2002 Undercover Brother (performer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised") / (writer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised")
 1999 The Hurricane (performer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised") / (writer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised")
 1999 Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Fillmore (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "WINTER IN AMERICA") / (writer: "WINTER IN AMERICA")
 1991 House Party 2 (performer: "Johannesburg") / (writer: "Johannesburg")
 1990 Berkeley in the Sixties (Documentary) (performer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised") / (writer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1975) (writer - 1 episode, 1975)
- Richard Pryor/Gil Scott-Heron (1975) ... (performer: "Johannesburg", "A Lovely Day") / (writer: "Johannesburg", "A Lovely Day")
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Other Works:

He was signed by Clive Davis for Arista Records. See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The revolution will not go better with coke. See more »

Trivia:

Ex-son-law of Elvira Sykes. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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