Soul pioneer singer, songwriter and musician, Isaac Hayes, 65, passed away Sunday afternoon in Memphis according to The Associated Press. According to reports, Hayes’ wife found him unresponsive near a treadmill and was pronounced dead 1 hour later Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. The cause of death was not known. Hayes who was known for and won Academy and Grammy awards for his theme song Shaft was also the voice of Chef on the Comedy Central animated show South Park.
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