Sunday, August 10, 2008

Isaac Hayes: 1942 - 2008

After losing Bernie Mac just yesterday, the world has lost another iconic African American.

From Wikipedia:
"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.

1 comment:

Hampig said...

Well this is just not a good week for the entertainment industry. Chef was a pretty iconic character while on the show, Isaac will defidently not be forgotten.