Soul supreme, sonic
sensation and Chef all rolled into one break-the-mold package.
By Fred Mills
The eternal Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (that’s “Chef,” to all you Southpark fans, but some of us just call
him Shaft, and you know he was a bad
mutha….) died today at the age of 65. According
to CNN reports and breaking Associated Press filings, his wife found him
unconscious beside his treadmill; their home was located east of Memphis and Shelby
sheriffs and paramedics were dispatched
following her call to 911.
Paramedics administered CPR, but Hayes was pronounced dead
at around 2 pm after being rushed to Baptist
in Memphis. No
official cause of death has been reported yet. No foul play is suspected.
BLURT will post an appreciation of Hayes along with any
further developments in his death later on Monday.
Rest In Peace, brotherman…