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AZCA Jeeper
08-10-2008, 06:15 PM
(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 was a longtime songwriter and arranger for Stax Records in Memphis, playing in the studio's backup band and crafting tunes for artists such as Otis Redding and Sam and Dave in the 1960s. PhotoSee photos of singer Isaac Hayes

He released his first solo album in 1967, and his 1969 follow-up, "Hot Buttered Soul," became a platinum hit.

In 1971, the theme from "Shaft" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks and won an Academy Award for best original theme song. The song and the movie score also won Grammy awards for best original score and movie theme.

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.

The role introduced him to a new generation of fans, but he left after the show lampooned his own religion, the Church of Scientology.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. In a CNN interview at the time, Hayes credited his success to "adjusting and constantly evolving, expanding and trying to stay as young as I can."

The new generation of popular musicians, he said, "could use a little more substance like we had in the day."

"They're standing on our shoulders. Some of them don't realize [it] because they sample me so much," he said.

Hayes credited his role on "South Park" with expanding his fan base, and said that he had almost passed on the job.

"I started to walk out. I thought it was a Disney thing. I [had] never heard of this thing," he said. But his agent persuaded him to tape some episodes.

"Toward the opening I started having trepidations -- 'Oh my god, what have I done? I've ruined my career.' But when it aired, the ratings went through the roof," he said.

A 1992 visit to the royal family in Ghana was a life-changing experience for Hayes, he said.

"I went back on speaking engagements and encouraged African-Americans to go to Africa [to] interact socially, culturally and/or economically," he said.

Rest In Peace Isaac Hayes.
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06GrnRubi
08-10-2008, 06:25 PM
From AzCentral.com, "And he had recently finished work on a movie called "Soul Men" in which he played himself, starring Samuel Jackson and Bernie Mac, who died on Saturday."

I think if I were Samuel Jackson, I'd be a little worried.

MisfitTom138
08-10-2008, 06:35 PM
Not Chef!!! :(:(:(

Not the Duke!!! :(

RIP!

jperez
08-10-2008, 08:09 PM
ahh screw the hypocrite.

Jdemonto
08-10-2008, 09:02 PM
What a shame, we are losing so many tallented people

RIP Chef

Jason

MisfitTom138
08-10-2008, 09:39 PM
ahh screw the hypocrite.

Now that's a douchebag thing to say.

jperez
08-10-2008, 10:28 PM
why? i have no respect for someone that is such a big hypocrite. sorry he's dead, but guess what. When you can dish out the wrongs in someone's beliefs and cant take it when it comes to your own, all respect is gone.
and yes. thank you, i am quite the douche bag. : ) gee for someone that doesnt know me you sure nailed it on the head. : )

jpotts
08-10-2008, 10:52 PM
What's up with all of the black actors lately? Morgan Freeman almost died last week, then Bernie Mac & Isaac Hayes die this week. Strange timing.

rockreadyyj07
08-10-2008, 11:28 PM
Not Chef!!! :(:(:(

Not the Duke!!! :(

RIP!


Exactly what i was thinkin lol
SUCK ON MY CHOCOLATE SALTY BALLS!!!! lol

MisfitTom138
08-11-2008, 12:36 PM
why? i have no respect for someone that is such a big hypocrite. sorry he's dead, but guess what. When you can dish out the wrongs in someone's beliefs and cant take it when it comes to your own, all respect is gone.
and yes. thank you, i am quite the douche bag. : ) gee for someone that doesnt know me you sure nailed it on the head. : )

You made it easy! :D Like, dislike, respect whoever you want. It's a free country. Just saying bashing the dead is just low class. I can see saying Hitler's death as yay cool, but someone who never did anything to you personally, just bad taste.

jperez
08-11-2008, 04:41 PM
low class and bad taste. dude. you know me too well. keep it up brah! if you like me that much, i wanna see what our first date is gonna be like?!
bashing the dead is fun. you should try it. all the cool kids are doing it!
either way, the dude is dead thats his problem. now whens that first date gonna be??:smug::kiss:

Henthorn
08-11-2008, 05:12 PM
dude... looks like he got the shaft..


Sorry I just had to...

Lots of respect for his talent though. Chef was the Shiznit!

MisfitTom138
08-11-2008, 05:37 PM
low class and bad taste. dude. you know me too well. keep it up brah! if you like me that much, i wanna see what our first date is gonna be like?!
bashing the dead is fun. you should try it. all the cool kids are doing it!
either way, the dude is dead thats his problem. now whens that first date gonna be??:smug::kiss:


How's friday work, peaches? :laugh4: And if all the cool kids are doing it, it must be fun!

jperez
08-11-2008, 10:54 PM
having a happy hour at jackson's on 3rd. a bunch of rhino skinned mofo's that work in the medical field will be there. i suppose you could join. but im afraid you will run home with your tail between your legs. now go back to your cush little playpen, and while your mommy is going to get the diapers and wet wipes to clean your little butt when you poo all over yourself because you were afraid of the boogeyman you might wanna ask her for a new name because miss fit is more of what i was thinking of. thanks for playing, your parting gift is waiting for you! oh and dont forget to have mommy wipe the taint clean! LOL!!

have a great night sally! :smug::love: uncle PEEEZY wont be there to tuck you in tonight! mmmmmuah! xoxoxoxoxox!

RIP bernie mac.

MisfitTom138
08-12-2008, 02:05 PM
If you are gonna wear that little schoolgirl outfit, I might go!

AZCA Jeeper
08-12-2008, 05:26 PM
If you are gonna wear that little schoolgirl outfit, I might go!

OK, now it's just getting creepy.

jperez
08-12-2008, 05:33 PM
OK, now it's just getting creepy.

yep. Way creepy! freakin pedophiles. LOL! besides i lent that to your mother. she said something about a job? amsterdam? and donkey show? not too sure what that meant.
LOL!
WAAAAAAAAY OFF TOPIC! wow im surprised this has gone on this long.... ROX must be asleep!

MisfitTom138
08-12-2008, 05:51 PM
QUOTE=jperez;364414]yep. Way creepy! freakin pedophiles. LOL! besides i lent that to your mother. she said something about a job? amsterdam? and donkey show? not too sure what that meant.
LOL!
WAAAAAAAAY OFF TOPIC! wow im surprised this has gone on this long.... ROX must be asleep![/QUOTE]


She's doing another show? I bet your dad is pissed, he's been standing in line for a week for his turn. :laugh3:

jperez
08-13-2008, 12:30 AM
yeah i keep bumping him to the back of the line... im making quite a killing off of her talents from these rich uncircumsized euro dudes! :O

ok im done... im going overboard. and way off topic. if you wanna continue go for it.
had fun dude, hope to see you on the trails sometime! peace out

MisfitTom138
08-13-2008, 11:13 PM
yeah i keep bumping him to the back of the line... im making quite a killing off of her talents from these rich uncircumsized euro dudes! :O

ok im done... im going overboard. and way off topic. if you wanna continue go for it.
had fun dude, hope to see you on the trails sometime! peace out

Cool. It was entertaining. Bored with it now. Later.