Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Isaac Hayes Dead at 65

It's discouraging when you have two consecutive posts announcing the death of pillars in our community. It is with a saddened heart that I must announce that Isaac Hayes was found dead at his Memphis home earlier this week. His family found his body upon returning home on Sunday evening. He was found next to a treadmill that was still running.

The paramedics were immediately summoned but they were unsuccessful in their attempts to revive him. A representative from the Shelby County Sheriff's Department has announced that they suspect no foul play.

I was fortunate enough to meet Isaac several years ago when he came to Phoenix to perform for our annual Martin Luther King festival. I was pleased to learn that in spite of his success he is still a humbled and down to earth person. He is personable and very approachable.

Though his climb to stardom started over two decades ago, he recently again claimed fame as the voice of Chef on the extremely successful South Park. He would eventually leave the show because of differences with the creators.

Rest In Pease Isaac Hayes. My condolenences to the Hayes family.

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