Saying Goodbye to a South LA Visionary

The South LA community has lost a creative giant. This past January, at just 58 years old, well-respected Los Angeles filmmaker, hip-hop historian and business owner, Gregory Everett, more commonly known as "G Bone" passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

The son of original Black Panther Jeffrey Everett, Gregory dedicated much of his life to spreading consciousness through his filmmaking, art and music, most notably reflected in his 2010 documentary “41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Chapter of the Black Panther Party,” which in its premiere garnered the Audience Favorite-documentary feature award at the Pan African Film Festival.

“In the time that I knew Gregory, he embraced a hopeful and optimistic attitude as he was a strong advocate for youth and was deeply connected to the elders within the community,” said Councilmember Curren Price. “His legacy will be firmly rooted into the history of Los Angeles and he will be remembered as someone who was passionate about sharing another side of history, heightening our awareness and forcing us to think critically. My deepest condolences to his wife Lorean and two teenage sons, Gregory Everett Jr. and Jeffrey.”

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