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Spoken-word Poet Willie Lee Bell, Shot And Killed In Front of Miami Poetry Cafe

Well known Miami poet Willie Lee Lee Bell Jr., also known as “Will Da Real One,” gunned down, outside the Literary Café and Poetry Lounge, which he owned and operated in Miami, FL.

Bell appeared on two seasons of HBO’s “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry.” He won poetry contests across the nation and was featured on albums by Rick Ross and Pitbull.

NY Daily reports state:

Willie Lee Bell Jr., 47, who performed as “Will Da Real One,” was shot several times at around 12:40 a.m. in the parking lot of the Literary Café and Poetry Lounge in North Miami.

Several patrons who were outside the café at the time told cops that Bell was walking to his car when a vehicle pulled up next to him and a man in the passenger seat opened fire.

Bell died at the scene, emergency responders said.

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