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Smokey Robinson On Belafonte: ‘One Of The Most Brilliant Men’

  • Today, legendary singer, actor, and political activist Harry Belafonte died at the age of 96 from congestive heart failure. While sitting down with The A.V. Club to promote his his album Gasms, similarly legendary performer Smokey Robinson took some time to talk a bit about how impressed he always was with Belafonte’s brilliance and how highly respected he was.
  • “I was very saddened to hear that Harry Belafonte passed,” Robinson told The A.V. Club, saying that they first met when Robinson was in his early 20s and that, in addition to Belafonte being a “wonderful man,” Robinson adds that he was “one of the most brilliant men that I’ve ever met.” Robinson says that Belafonte was brilliant about “most subjects, or anything I’ve ever heard him talk about, or to him, or with him about.”
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