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Isaac Hayes

Isaac HayesAKA Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.

Born: 20-Aug-1942
Birthplace: Covington, TN
Died: 10-Aug-2008
Location of death: Memphis, TN [1]
Cause of death: Stroke [2]
Remains: Buried, Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, TN

Gender: Male
Religion: Scientology [3]
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Theme from Shaft

[1] Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN.

[2] Woody Baird, "Officials: Isaac Hayes Died of Stroke", Associated Press, 12 August 2008: "No autopsy was performed, but paperwork filed by Hayes' family physician, Dr. David Kraus, lists the cause of death as a stroke, sheriff's spokesman Steve Shular said Tuesday."

[3] Oliver Burkeman, "Isaac Hayes Quits South Park After It Satirises Scientology", The Guardian, 15 March 2006: "Mr Hayes, a Scientologist, provided the voice for Chef, South Park's resident school cook, ladies' man and love doctor." The newspaper also quotes Matt Stone's response to Hayes' leaving the show, "In 10 years and more than 150 episodes Isaac never had a problem with the show making fun of Christians, Muslims, Mormons and Jews. He got a sudden case of religious sensitivity when it was his religion featured on the show. To bring the civil rights struggle into this is just a non sequitur. Of course, we will release Isaac from his contract and we wish him well."

Father: Isaac Hayes, Sr. (d.)
Mother: Eula (d.)
Wife: (wife #1, div.)
Wife: (wife #2, div.)
Wife: Mignon Harley (m. 18-Apr-1973, div. 1986, two children)
Wife: Adjowa (m. 2005, one son)
Son: Nana Kwadjo Hayes (b. 10-Apr-2006)

    Booker T. and the MG's
    Citizens Commission on Human Rights Board of Advisors
    Concerned Businessmen's Association of America
    Golden Globe 1971
    Oscar for Best Music Original Song 1971
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002
    Bankruptcy 1977
    Converted to Scientology 1992
    Contempt of Court (after failure to pay child support) Mar-1989

    South Park Chef (1997-2006)

    Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (25-Jan-2015) · Himself
    Soul Men (7-Nov-2008) · Himself
    Return to Sleepaway Camp (4-Nov-2008) · Charlie "The Chef"
    Kill Switch (7-Oct-2008)
    Hustle & Flow (14-Apr-2005)
    Anonymous Rex (19-Nov-2004)
    Only the Strong Survive (14-Jan-2002) · Himself
    Dr. Dolittle 2 (19-Jun-2001) · Possum [VOICE]
    Reindeer Games (24-Feb-2000) · Zook
    Dead Dog (2000)
    South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (30-Jun-1999) [VOICE]
    Blues Brothers 2000 (6-Feb-1998) · Louisiana Gator Boys
    Six Ways to Sunday (Sep-1997)
    Uncle Sam (4-Jul-1997) · Jed Crowley
    Illtown (7-Sep-1996) · George
    Flipper (17-May-1996) · Buck
    Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (Oct-1995)
    Magic Island (1995) [VOICE]
    It Could Happen to You (29-Jul-1994) · Angel
    Oblivion (1994) · Buster
    Robin Hood: Men in Tights (28-Jul-1993) · Asneeze
    Acting on Impulse (10-Jul-1993)
    Posse (14-May-1993) · Cable
    CB4 (12-Mar-1993) · Owner
    Final Judgement (1992)
    Prime Target (27-Sep-1991)
    Guilty as Charged (11-Sep-1991)
    Fire, Ice & Dynamite (18-Oct-1990)
    I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (14-Dec-1988) · Hammer
    Counterforce (5-Feb-1988)
    Dead Aim (May-1987)
    Betrayed by Innocence (1-Mar-1986)
    Escape from New York (10-Jul-1981) · The Duke
    It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (11-Sep-1975)
    Truck Turner (19-Apr-1974)
    Three Tough Guys (15-Mar-1974)
    Wattstax (4-Feb-1973) · Himself

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