Gil Scott-Heron

To great sadness, we lost Gil Scott-Heron this past weekend. As Black America Web (via The Daily Swarm) points out:

A memorial service has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Riverside Church in New York City for poet-musician-teacher-singer Gil Scott-Heron, who died last Friday in New York at the age of 62.

A public viewing also is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. [Friday] at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home at 81st Street and Madison Avenue.

Note that although the article does not speficy what day the public viewing is, the funeral home told me on the phone that it is Friday.

The Washington Post reports on a tribute that took place Monday night at soul jazz club Bohemian Caverns in DC.