Personal blog - and temporary home page until new website is finished - of writer, editor and graphic artist Christopher Mills


Monday, August 11, 2008

Isaac Hayes R.I.P.

Isaac Hayes, who won both a Grammy and an Oscar for his hit title song from the 1971 film Shaft, was found dead at his home in Tennessee on Sunday. Hayes was 65 years old.

Hayes was an iconic figure in the soul music scene and also dabbled in acting during the 70's Blaxploitation cycle, playing the title role in one of my all-time favorites, the awesome bounty hunter flick, Truck Turner.

2 comments:

The King Of Cool said...

I was sad to hear of Isaac Hayes passing away. I watched the Shaft movies again not long ago. He was so much more than just the man being that classic song. He will be missed.

laughingwolf said...

so cool as chef on south park, too... rip, bro man!