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Musician & South Park actor Isaac Hayes found dead
Posted 8/10/08 , edited 8/10/08
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1592489/20080810/hayes_isaac.jhtml





US singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes has died at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 65, police said.

Police were called to Mr Hayes' home in the early hours after his wife found him unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mr Hayes, a flamboyant, deep-voiced performer, won an Oscar for the 1971 hit Theme From Shaft.

He was perhaps better known to a younger audience as the voice of Chef from the hit cartoon show, South Park.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

"Family members believe at this point it is a medical condition that might have led to his death," a police spokesman said, adding that Mr Hayes was being treated for "a number of medical issues".

Mr Hayes suffered a stroke in 2006.

Hayes the showman

Isaac Hayes - along with Al Green, James Brown and Stevie Wonder - was one of the dominant black artists of the early 1970s.

Hayes was renown for his deep voice and flamboyant on-stage style


Hayes, a self-taught musician, was hired in 1964 by Stax Records as a back-up pianist and saxophone, working as a session musician for big names such as Otis Redding.

He established a songwriting partnership with David Porter, and in the 1960s, writing hits for Sam and Dave such as Hold On, I'm Coming and Soul Man. This success led on to a recording contract, and in 1969 he shot to fame with the release the groundbreaking album Hot Buttered Soul.

The them from the film Shaft was a number one hit in 1971. He won an Academy Award for the song and was nominated for another one for the score. The song and score also won him two Grammys.

Isaac Hayes was also in several movies, including It Could Happen to You with Nicolas Cage, and Ninth Street with Martin Sheen.

He had success later in life as the voice of the South Park character, Chef. But he angrily quit the show in 2006 after an episode mocked Scientology, a religious movement to which he belonged.

He was married four times and has 12 children.
Posted 8/10/08
that's sad
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Wow lots of people dieing and weird news happening lately
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I just read about this its so sad, and right on the heels of Bernie Mac's death....

R.I.P.


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no more chef on south park :[
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dam
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OMG, first Bernie now Isaac Hayes. This is way too sad. RIP
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that's just sad....
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OMG Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac die within two days of each other. Plus all of these other deaths. WTF is up with 2008? I know people die all the time and that celebrities aren't the only ones that matter, but this is just weird. And Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes are in a movie together that's coming out in November. Can it get any more strange? What if Samuel L. Jackson is next?
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Woah! 12 children!?

Scientologists are behind it. *cough* *cough*
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12 children is the only thing that caught my eye... didn't know him before... wow...
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Oh mang, Chef is gone....who is going to perform the voice part from Chef now?


HokiePokie wrote:

Woah! 12 children!?

Scientologists are behind it. *cough* *cough*


LOL!

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Damn...Wonder who'll replace Chef's voice (that is if they continue drawing him.)
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"He had success later in life as the voice of the South Park character, Chef. But he angrily quit the show in 2006 after an episode mocked Scientology, a religious movement to which he belonged."
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HokiePokie wrote:

"He had success later in life as the voice of the South Park character, Chef. But he angrily quit the show in 2006 after an episode mocked Scientology, a religious movement to which he belonged."


lol
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