We are sad to announce the tragic passing of another talented artist this weekend. Oscar winning singer, song writer Issac Hayes died at his Tennessee home. Hayes also voiced the character Chef on South Park.
ChefLove on South Park
Hayes quit the popular television series after he accused the show creators of mocking his Scientology religion. Our prayers go out this his family in their time of sorrow.
Shaft trailer (1971)
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. source