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Gil Scott-Heron Honored on Twitter by Eminem, Usher & More

Poet / musician / author / man for all seasons Gil Scott-Heron doesn't look like he's new here, performing with lots of soul in Scotland Apr. 26.

When news broke of the passing of Gil Scott-Heron last night (May 27), artists such as Eminem, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Diddy immediately took to Twitter to pay their respects to the pioneering musican, poet and activist. Here's a look at what some of them had to say about the man, the music, and the legacy he leaves behind. RIP GSH.

@iamdiddy : RIP Gil Scot-Heron
@GhostfaceKillah : Salute Mr. Gil Scott-Heron for his wisdom and poetry! May he Rest in Paradise. #Respect
@RealTalibKweli : I met Gil Scot Heron at SOBs in 1993, I went to see him perform. He completely influenced me as an artist.
@QtipTheAbstract :Peace go with you brotha Gil Scott-Heron. thanks 4 being direct, complex, bright and loving
@MrChuckD : RIP GSH..and we do what we do and how we do because of you.And to those that don't know tip your hat with a hand over your heart & recognize
@UsherRaymondIV : I just learned of the lost of a very important poet...R.I.P. Gil Scott Heron. "The revolution will be live!!"....URIV
@LupeFiasco : Awww man...sad day...RIP Gil-Scot Heron...May God have mercy on your soul! #WinterInAmerica #RevolutionWillNotBeTelevised
@Questlove : Damn Gil. Rip.
@Eminem : RIP Gil Scott-Heron. He influenced all of hip-hop.
@SnoopDogg : #rip to 1 of tha greats gil scott heron
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@solangeknowels : Gil Scott Heron. U will be missed and remembered.
@SarahKSilverman : RIP Gil Scott Heron who mirrored ugliness w beauty audacity& valor. I just named my boobs Whiteyonthemoon

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