Died Today (August 10th): Isaac Hayes

Festival Reviews

isaachayes.jpgIsaac Hayes (1942–2008)

Born: August 20, 1942 in Covington, Tennessee, USA
Died: August 10, 2008 (age 65) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Married to:
Adjowa Hayes (May 2005 – 10 August 2008) (his death) (1 child)

His performance as “Chef” in the TV series South Park (1997) was supposed to be a one-time event, but audience reaction was so positive, “Chef” became a regular character.

First African American composer to win an Oscar for Best Original Song (1972) for The Theme from Shaft (1971).

“There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins. Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored. As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices.” – On why he…

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