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Isaac Hayes
Birth: Aug. 20, 1942
Tipton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 2008
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Musician, Composer, Actor. A legendary artist of soul music during the 1970s, he is best known for the Oscar and Grammy Award winning score "Theme From Shaft" (1971). Born in Covington, Tennessee, he found early success as a session musician with Otis Redding. Along with David Porter, Hayes co-wrote the Sam and Dave hit "Soul Man" (1967). In addition to "Shaft", Hayes contributed to numerous movie soundtracks and showed versatility as an actor in television series such as "The Rockford Files", "The A-Team", "Hunter", "Miami Vice" and provided his voice in the animated series "South Park" as Chef. Among his film credits are "Escape from New York" (1981), "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" (1988) and "Prime Target" (1991). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. (bio by: C.S.) 

Cause of death: Stroke
Memorial Park Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.10858, -89.87408
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28919897
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Mr. Issac Hayes.... you were the light of my life and so many others. You are truly missed for you was a beloved entertainer of all time. Rest in peace!
- joanette
 Added: Jul. 15, 2015
God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jul. 14, 2015

- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Jun. 30, 2015
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