Benjamin Zephaniah, a revered writer and poet, passed away at 65. 

His legacy includes influential literary works and activism against colonialism.  

Zephaniah's upbringing shaped his artistry; he confronted societal issues through his work. 

Notably, he declined an OBE, emphasizing his stance against the British Empire's associations. 

His impact spanned literature, music, television, and advocacy for racial equality and education. 

Tributes poured in from diverse personalities and organizations worldwide. 

Zephaniah's role in the Black Writers' Guild highlighted his commitment to supporting writers of color. 

He leaves behind a profound legacy, inspiring generations with his powerful storytelling. 

Admirers vow to carry forward his message of justice and equality.  

Benjamin Zephaniah's life and work exemplify the enduring influence of art and activism.