Isaac Hayes Dies at 65Posted August 10, 2008, 9:47 pm in Entertainment
Hayes, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is best known for the "Theme from Shaft" which earned him a Grammy and an Oscar. "Isaac Hayes embodies everything that's soul music," Collin Stanback, an A&R executive at Stax, told The Associated Press. "When you think of soul music you think of Isaac Hayes."
He established the Isaac Hayes Foundation in 1993 to do philanthropic work in Africa, and was subsequently crowned king of a small community in Ghana.
A businessman who owned two restaurants and wrote a best-selling cook book, Hayes was married four times and had 12 children.
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