After losing Bernie Mac just yesterday, the world has lost another iconic African American.
"Hayes was found dead in his home located just east of Memphis, Tennessee on August 10, 2008 as reported by the Shelby County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Department. A Shelby County Sheriff's deputy responded to Hayes' home after his wife found him on the floor near a still-running treadmill. Hayes was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, where he was pronounced dead at 2:08pm."
While primarily a soul singer, Hayes was mostly known for his voice of South Park character, Chef . Hayes had left the show in 2006 after being upset with the show's mocking of Scientology.
May he rest in peace.