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R.I.P-Isaac Hayes

According to CNN: Soul singer and arranger Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film “Shaft,” has died, sheriff’s officials in Memphis, Tennessee, reported Sunday. Relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious in his home next to a still-running treadmill, said Steve Shular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

Paramedics attempted to revive him and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m., the sheriff’s department said. No foul play is suspected, the agency said in a written statement.

Hayes was a longtime songwriter and arranger for Stax Records in Memphis, playing in the studio’s backup band and crafting tunes for artists such as Otis Redding and Sam and Dave in the 1960s.

This is truly sad and Isaac Hayes will definitely be missed. Ironically, Hayes filmed a movie called “Soul Men” with Bernie Mac (who passed away yesterday) and it is stated to be released later this year.

R.I.P Isaac….

Listen to “Never Can Say Goodbye” by Isaac below

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