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Gil Heron

Personal information
Full nameGilbert Heron
Date of birth9 April 1922
Place of birthKingston, Jamaica
Date of death27 November 2008(age 86)
Place of deathDetroit, United States
Playing positionCentre forward

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Gil Heron (9 April 1922 - 27 November 2008) was a Jamaican professional footballer. He was the first black player to play for Scottish club Celtic, and was the father of poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron.

He died in Detroit of a heart attack on 27 November 2008.

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