The poet Sekou Sundiata died at the age of 58. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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African-American spoken-word poet and playwright whose best-known works include Blessing the Boats and the 51st (dream) state. The former work deals with heroin addiction; the latter responds to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
He grew up in Harlem, and his birth name was Robert Franklin Feaster.
He was 58 and lived in Brooklyn. The cause was heart failure, said his producer, Ann Rosenthal. At his death, Mr. Sundiata was a professor in the writing program of Eugene Lang College of New School University.