Sunday, August 10, 2008

"Shaft" Composer, Isaac Hayes dies


Legendary soul singer and Academy Award winning music composer, Isaac Hayes was found dead today in his home in Memphis, Tennesee. According to Shelby County Sheriff's Department, relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious next to a still-running treadmill. After paramedics tried to revive him, he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead around 2pm (EST) states the sherrif's department. No foul play was suspected.

1971 Hayes earned an Oscar for the theme song for the action film, "Shaft". It also earned him a two Grammy Awards. Two years ago he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and fans of the animated series, "South Park", will remember him as the voice of "Chef" from 1990 to 2006.

Rest in peace, Mr. Hayes.

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