Isaac Hayes

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Isaac Hayes
Hayes performing in June 2007
Hayes performing in June 2007
Background information
Birth nameIsaac Lee Hayes, Jr.
Born(1942-08-20)August 20, 1942
Covington, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedAugust 10, 2008(2008-08-10) (aged 65)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresR&B, funk, soul, disco
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer, and actor
InstrumentsPiano, keyboards, vocals, saxophone
Years active1962–2008
LabelsEnterprise/Stax, ABC, Columbia Records, Pointblank

Isaac Hayes (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American soul singer, songwriter, and actor. He was also known for playing Chef in South Park, but joined Scientology took over his life and quit South Park for him without his permission according to his own son, which was his religion. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the theme from Shaft, a 1971 movie.

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Hayes was found on the floor of his house on August 10, 2008. He was taken to the hospital. He died there, of a stroke.

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