Isaac Hayes Dead At 65

Published: Sunday 10th Aug 2008 by Sam
Isaac Hayes Dead At 65 This weekend really has been a sad one; soul legend, Isaac Hayes passed away today at the age of 65:

(CNN) — Soul singer and arranger Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film “Shaft,” has died, sheriff’s officials in Memphis, Tennessee, reported Sunday.

Relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious in his home next to a still-running treadmill, said Steve Shular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

Paramedics attempted to revive him and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m., the sheriff’s department said.

No foul play is suspected, the agency said in a written statement.

Hayes won a third Grammy for pop instrumental performance with the title track to his 1972 “Black Moses” album.

From the late 1990s through 2006, Hayes provided the voice of “Chef” for Comedy Central’s raunchy animated series “South Park,” as well as numerous songs. {Source}

Our thoughts go out to his family.

Rest In Peace

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  1. ND August 10, 2008

    Gosh what is this!!!!! How many entertainers are gonna die this year….


  2. Ruru August 10, 2008

    “Bernie Mac had several movies coming out in the coming months including “Soul Men” with Isaac Hayes and Samuel L. Jackson”

    Oh s***! I smell a conspiracy! Sam Jackson better watch his back! …or it’s gonna be one lonely premiere for “Soul Men”

  3. T August 10, 2008


  4. Anonymous August 10, 2008

    Damn!! This has been a very sad weekend.. I luved his music.. I will definitely miss him..

  5. DJ Triumph August 10, 2008

    R.I.P. man, he will be missed.

  6. janfan_48 August 11, 2008

    This is crazy. Two in one weekend. R.I.P. Issac Hays!

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