Soul Legend Isaac Hayes Dies at 65 [R.I.P.]

Isaac Hayes aka "Black Moses" died today after his wife Adjowa found him unconscious on the floor near a still running treadmill inside their home outside of Memphis Tennessee. He was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead at 2:08pm, at the age of 65. The cause of death was not immediately known and foul play has not been suspected.

The tragic irony of his death comes only a day after comedian Bernie Mac succumbed to complications with pneumonia and was set to star in a comedic film titled "Soul Man" featuring Hayes & Sam Jackson scheduled for a Nov 12 release later this year.

Hayes born Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. shot to stardom with his Academy Award Winning "Theme From Shaft" and was not only a soul & funk singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, film score composer, actor and known to a younger generation as the voice for the character "Chef" on the Comedy Central animated TV series South Park, but was also one of my favorite artists of all times simply off his funk laden rendition of Burt Bacharach's "Look Of Love" made popular to the Hip Hop generation as the sampled gem used on Jay-Z's "Can I Live" for his debut Reasonable Doubt. Hayes leaves behind wife Adjowa Hayes, 12 children, 14 grandchildren & three great-grandchildren.

To Truck Turner, your soul runs immortally through your music, however we will always miss your presence. R.I.P. - RipNicholson & Balance

-Taken from CNN Report

Isaac Hayes: Live at Watts Fest 1973, performing "Shaft" which earned him an Oscar

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. [August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008]

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Posted on Mon, 11/08/2008 - 00:47

Comedian Bernie Mac Dies Aged 50 [R.I.P.]

Bernie Mac, an actor and comedian who starred in the "Ocean's Eleven" film franchise and "The Bernie Mac Show," a rare network comedy to feature an African American in a leading role, died Saturday. He was 50.

as Pastor Clever with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker on Friday [1995]

Mac died from complications related to pneumonia in a Chicago-area hospital, announced his publicist, Danica Smith.

The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in tissue, most often the lungs. The pneumonia was unrelated to the disease, Smith said.

George Clooney, Mac's co-star in the three "Ocean's" movies, said in a statement, "The world just got a little less funny. He will be dearly missed."

Comedian Martin Lawrence, who worked with Mac on the 1999 comedy film "Life," told The Times, "Words can't express the absolute devastation I am feeling over the loss of Bernie, a comic genius, a great man and someone I am honored to have called my friend."

- Taken from the LA Times Obituaries. for more [CLICK HERE]

Bernie Mac's 10 Most Hilarious Moments from Vibe [CLICK HERE]

Bernard Jeffrey McCullough (October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008)

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Posted on Sun, 10/08/2008 - 07:39