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Isaac Hayes Dead at 65

Isaac HayesSoul legend Isaac Hayes, best known for the theme from the 1971 action classic ‘Shaft,’ has died.Hayes was found unconscious next to his still-running treadmill Sunday afternoon.  Attempts to revive him by paramedics were unsuccessful.  Hayes started out as a song writer for such soul groups as Sam & Dave but rose to prominence with his first solo record, ‘Hot Buttered Soul.’

Hayes also had a second career as an actor, first appearing in several films from the 1970s black film explosion, starring in ‘Three Tough Guys,’ and ‘Truck Turner.’  He also appeared in John Carpenter’s hit ‘Escape From New York.’  His last best known role was as Chef on the popular TV show ‘South Park.’

I’ll always remember Hayes in ‘Truck Turner,’ when picking up his girlfriend from jail, she is upset to see him to which he replies, ‘hey, I brought beer.’

Hayes was a great musician.  He will be missed.  Can you dig it?  -Sam

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