Isaac Hayes has died. I saw the news on tv during a break in Olympics coverage.
Memphis Commercial Appeal here, here, here, here, here
(CNN) -- Soul singer and arranger Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film "Shaft," has died, sheriff's officials in Memphis, Tennessee, reported Sunday. Relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious in his home next to a still-running treadmill...
The Huffington Post
In the early 1970s, Hayes laid the groundwork for disco, for what became known as urban-contemporary music and for romantic crooners like Barry White. And he was rapping before there was rap.
Arbogast on Film
Weeden Arts Watch
The Daily Docket
Religion News Blog reports on Hayes' involvement with Scientology and on his upcoming funeral.
Theme from Shaft:
Strangely, his Soul Men co-star Bernie Mac died yesterday.