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Isaac Hayes Dead at Age 65
Posted by Steve Juon at Sunday, August 10th, 2008 at 6:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Breaking news from multiple sources including and the Associated Press - Isaac Hayes, the pioneering singer, songwriter and musician died Sunday afternoon at the age of 65. A family member found him unresponsive near a treadmill and he was pronounced dead an hour later at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, TN. The cause of death was not immediately known. Hayes laid the groundwork for disco and funk in the 1970's, and some would say he was rapping before there was rap. In the 1990's he also became known as the voice of Chef on the popular TV series "South Park," which also egendered some controversy when he left the show due to their unfiltered criticism of Scientology. Regardless Hayes legacy as a musician and entertainer will live on long after he is gone, no matter what plane of existance he has ascended to.

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