Isaac Hayes Died

Soul music pioneer Isaac Hayes – whose 1971 "Theme from Shaft" won the Oscar and Grammys – died Sunday in Memphis, where he lived. He was 65. A releative discovered an unresponsive Hayes near an exercise machine in their home at midday, and Hayes was pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m. when he arrived at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. "The family had last seen him about noon," says Steve Shular, public information officer for that office. "Family members had gone to the grocery store and left him home. When the family came home around 1, his wife's cousin found him lying on the floor in the basement near a treadmill. The treadmill was running, so it is believed that he had been working out."
Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the soul label STAX, where Elvis recorded three of his albums in 1973. Also, it was no secret that Hayes and Lisa Marie were very close. Although the hospital is still determining the cause of death, Shular says Hayes most likely died of natural causes.
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Aug 11, 2008 
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Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 16, 2008report abuse
elviskid - if i gave my real opinion then im sure i would offend alot more people ok im not saying what i really feel of those kind of people so just leave it alone. Sounds racist to me. Hayes was a kind man and revered musician. You didnt have to like his music, but show some respect. And by the way, listening to just country and 50's music does sort of make you musically challenged. Four other decades have passed and dont you think some good music came out of them? You are what gives Elvis fans a bad rap.
rik (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 15, 2008report abuse
r.i.p. Ike! thankx for the vibe! you wrote great tunes and lead the way! it's really getting nice up there with rufus, james, bas and johnny and boudewijn....
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2008report abuse
I agree that elviskid80 comments were tasteless. However I draw the line when it comes to labeling him a racist. He never said he dosen't like all black music did he? I love the Coasters, Drifters, Doo Wop but despise Rap. Does that make me a racist? Elviskid80 your comments were inappropriate. Issac Hayes rest in peace.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2008report abuse
Hi Elviskid80...... and you have the guts to call yourself an Elvisfan ? No way buster ! Real Elvisfans don't use such agressive language. Your reaction is tasteless and rude. I have the impression that there is a certain smell of hate in your comment. I just wonder who or what you are aiming at. Black people in general ? Black music in general ? Are you telling the thruth ? I mean, are you really 27 years old ? Don't think so, maybe 4 or 5 IMHO. Rest In Peace Isaac. Elvis was no racist and he loved your people's music . Always El.
Sveyder (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2008report abuse
if i can dream of a better land, where all my brothers walk hand in hand, tell me why, oh why,
oh why can´t my dream come true?.....Elvis, because of people like elviskid00. RIP Isaac, thank you for the music.
elviskid80 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2008report abuse
if i gave my real opinion then im sure i would offend alot more people ok im not saying what i really feel of those kind of people so just leave it alone
elviskid80 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 14, 2008report abuse
you have your opinion i have mine so back off. and mine is right to me and no one or anything will change it ever i dont listen crap period thank you
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2008report abuse
Elviskid 80 your in a time warp. There is other music going on around you.We should never close our ears and minds to great artists and innovators such as the late Isaac Hayes.Elvis' own roots were in blues music exactly the same as Isaac Hayes so they had a good few things in common.
Chop983 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2008report abuse
Elviskid if you don't care don't post, simple.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2008report abuse
The mere passing away of a person is a loss to the dear and near ones (my condolances!). If JerryNodak's comments are correct he is connected to Elvis. Hence it is indeed proper to mention his passing here. His reference to whether or not one listens to other music is irrelevant.
BigVern (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2008report abuse
elviskid80 - you should have chosen elvisimatureilliteratechild as a user name, much more appropriate. I find your comments disgusting.
Kev (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2008report abuse
How ignorant! Whether or not you actually like Issac Hayes music is not important. The man had a family, he had fans who no doubt hold him in the same regard that we hold Elvis. He was a legend there is no doubt in that, but comparisons to Elvis are stupid particularly at this time. I'm not a great fan of his music but am sad to see him go and the Theme From Shaft is one of the best records from the 70s.
elviskid80 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2008report abuse
I Stick By What I Said 100 Percent And O Do Listen To Other Music But Not Garbage likethat sorry i listen to real traditional country and 50 music itsa the only music that was worth my time
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 12, 2008report abuse
Who cares? I care. And you should too. He was one black man who admired Elvis and said so.
Unlike many of the black artists who call Elvis racist and accuse him of "stealing" their music.
Also, try listening to some music once in awhile that ISN'T Elvis. Broaden your musical horizions.
Of course I realize this will be a challenge for many of you because your ears can't listen beyond "E." Suggestion: Try "Hot Butterd Soul."
Sean Ryan (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 12, 2008report abuse
elviskid80 and Lex, Comments about Issac were uncalled for. Issac visited Elvis at Stax Studio's in '73 and has said in a number of interviews how much he admired Elvis. For a man who is thought of so highly in the music world his death deserves a mention on this website. RIP Issac.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 12, 2008report abuse
Same here, the STAX link is very weak... and his relationship with Lisa has nothing to do with Elvis. Good musician thou, it's really getting nice above!
elviskid80 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 12, 2008report abuse
no offense but who cares he was never even close to elvis presley as far as talent and nothing to me i personally didnt care for him one bit sorry
Bill Rauhuff (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 11, 2008report abuse
I seen Isaac Hayes in concert back in 1972 here in Knoxville Tennessee. I always loved his music and I heard he was a kind man. He was very talented and had a concert mystique kinda like Elvis. I don"t know how close him and Elvis were or if they ever met but Isaac Hayes will be missed. I don"t understand the Scientology thing with him or Lisa and Priscilla but to each his own. Rest in Peace Black Moses

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