Celebrity deaths in 2012 - In Memoriam

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, January 20, 2012

144 of 186: Spoken-word musician Gil Scott-Heron, seen in this Sept. 1984 file photo, died Friday, May, 27, 2011 at age 62.

Heron's friend, Doris Nolan, said the musician died at St. Luke's Hospital in New York after becoming sick upon returning from a trip to Europe. (AP Photo)