Hayes, 'Shaft' singer and disco presage, dies - 2008-08-12

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F6.png Hayes, 'Shaft' singer and disco presage, dies August 12, 2008, Seattle Times

Isaac Hayes, the baldheaded, baritone-voiced soul crooner who laid the groundwork for disco and whose "Theme From Shaft" won both Academy and Grammy awards, died Sunday afternoon after he collapsed near a treadmill, authorities said. He was 65.

Hayes was pronounced dead at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis an hour after he was found by a family member, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said. The cause of death was not immediately known.


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