GIL SCOTT-HERON:

Gil Scott-Heron is an American poet and musician known for his work in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  He is also associated with African American militant activism.  His best-known songs are “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” and “Angel Dust.”

In the mid 1970’s, Scott-Heron married actress Brenda Sykes (pictured above in white cap).  Sykes came from a middle class family and her brother Doug was a top ranked tennis player who once beat the late Arthur Ashe.  Doug would become a lawyer and represent boxer George Foreman in the late 1970’s. Sykes and Heron had a daughter, Gia Scott-Heron.  They would divorce a few years later.

Allegedly, Scott-Heron would do jail time for crack possession.  Scott-Heron’s ex-girlfriend, Monique de Latour, paints a grim picture.  She alleges, that Scott-Heron "spends around $2,000 per week on cocaine and he does not have a home, he allegedly lived in a crack house for a year and owes $20,000 for his mother’s funeral."  She further alleged that she once came home to find Scott-Heron with a bunch of $2 dollar crack whores and that he removed all the light bulbs in his apartment because he was convinced someone was spying on him.

In 1999, she obtained a restraining order against him after he allegedly hurled a table at her.  Scott-Heron denies the allegations.

Media outlets reported last year that Scott-Heron is allegedly HIV-positive.

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