Isaac Hayes one of the great legends of soul died today in a Memphis hospital at the age of 65.
The man was famous for rocking a bald head, buff bod, shades, and smooth baritone-voice. His music style came to be known as urban-contemporary making his mark and a name for himself during the disco era. He wrote the “Theme From Shaft” song which won both Academy and Grammy awards.
The cause of death was not immediately known, nor was foul play suspected.
He was built like a tank, and his shiny bald head was quite the fashion statement when most of his contemporaries (like Barry White) wore Afros.
He got a new group of fans in 1997 when he became the voice of Chef, the school cook and devoted ladies man on the animated TV show “South Park.”
His smooth velvet voice will be missed.