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Singer and songwriter who co-founded the soul music label Stax Records alongside David Porter in the 1960s. He and Porter wrote the popular 1967 song “Soul Man” for the duo Sam & Dave. Hayes also earned recognition for his Academy Award-winning original song “Theme from Shaft” for the 1971 film Shaft.
His mother died while he was still young, and his father deserted the family. He was largely raised by his maternal grandparents. He married his third wife Adjowa Hayes in 2005. He had a total of eleven children: seven daughters and four sons.
How did Isaac Hayes die?
Isaac Hayes' death was caused by stroke.
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Age of death||65 years|
|Birthday||August 20, 1942|
|Death date||August 10, 2008|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
I influence people, hopefully on the positive side.Isaac Hayes
I was a pop freak. I love music. Of course, I knew soul because I grew up in it. Writing it and everything. I love soul. But I love a tune that has some meat in it. Something I could hang my hat on. Because music is universal. Therefore, I felt no boundaries.Isaac Hayes
I used to stand in front of the mic and cry.Isaac Hayes
I’ve been around a long time, and when I was at the top of the hill, I was very ahead of my time! Evidence of that is that my music is still current today – you know, rappers sample it all the time. So, rather than compromise my artistic integrity, I concentrated on movies.Isaac Hayes
A certain administration which I won’t call by name took the arts out of the schools, and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing, so they went to the turntables and started rhyming. Then they had a way to express themselves, and that’s the birth of hip-hop.Isaac Hayes