Sunday, August 10, 2008

R.I.P Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Found by his wife next to an active treadmill, Isaac Hayes could not be revived and was pronounced dead today at age 65. Issac Hayes' music has influenced mainstream culture through the Shaft soundtrack, and numerous albums including 'Hot Buttered Soul'. He recently finished filming SoulMen, which Bernie Mac who also passed this weekend, appears in.

Be Blessed Isaac. Thankyou for sharing your light.

Our condolences to Issac's Loved Ones.

Hayes was also involved with humanitarian work. In 1995 he established the Isaac Hayes Foundation, which worked to increase literacy. He travelled frequently to Ghana, where he helped to fund a school. He was even made a Ghanaian king with the title Nene Katey Ocansey. In 2005, he married a Ghanaian woman – his fourth marriage. He had 12 children.

In homage:

Soulsville- Isaac Hayes

4 comments: said...

Hello there!

It is a shame that Isaac Hayes has passed away...and a day after black people all over the world were just bracing themselves after hearing about the passing of Bernie McCullough...

At the height of his career, Isaac Hayes represented a different type of black masculinity. He had a lot of mystery about him. Many women found him to be extremely sexy, although he was not the "all-American pretty boy type"...

I pray that he is resting with God.

He was a legend who did not make his people ashamed with any scandals...a lovely brotha...

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

*** Please feel welcome to stop by my blog any time and jump into some deep conversations!!

PurpleZoe said...

Peace Lisa ^_^

It is a loss.
Bless his peaceful resting in the serenity of the next dimension. He's a beautiful soul who not only brought resonant music to our lives and a luxurious example of black masculinity, he also contributed a great deal through his charity, and reconnection with the Motherland through Ghana.

He will be missed.

Thankyou for stopping through and sharing your light.
I'll have to peep your blog again soon.
I've been trying to crawl up from under a pile of projects, and am working on time management for real *_^


Eric said...

Isaac is one of my most beloved musical daddies. when i saw him earlier this summer at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, i was struck by how fragile he seemed as he was helped on to the stage (i had not known, or not remembered, about the stroke he had). but he was in good voice, and when the band kicked into songs like "Walk On By," "Never Can Say Goodbye," and "Do Your Thing," the funk n' soul was deep and powerful. there are a bunch of clips from the show on youtube. here's a good one:

peace to you, Isaac Hayes. the world is better for your existence.

and as always, respect to you, PZ.


PurpleZoe said...

Peace E ^_^

Thankyou for sharing the clips. I would have loved to catch his performance this summer. He is a beautiful, powerful spirit.

Shine on