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Isaac Hayes Dies in Memphis Today

August 10, 2008

Isaac Hayes was taken to a hospital in Memphis early this morning according to Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. He passed away but no additional details are yet being told. WMC reported on his death about an hour before this post.

Hayes was a multi talented singer, restaurant owner, actor, and the voice of Chef on South Park. He was an Oscar award winning writer of the song, Shaft, written in 1972 for the movie of the same name.

He was later nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for: Hustle & Flow (2005) by SAG.

Isaac Hayes will star as himself in the upcoming Soul Men, starring the recently deceased Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson.

Hayes meant alot to Memphis and the Mid-South and he will be sorely missed.

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