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Isaac Hayes


  • Isaac died 10 days shy of his 66th birthday.
  • Isaac's first songwriting parnter was Dave potter. Their songs included "Soul Man", "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby", and "Hold On I'm Comin".
  • Isaac appeared in the movie "Robin Hood: Men in Tights."
  • Last South Park episode as Chef was actually the episode BEFORE "Trapped in the Closet." In "Return of Chef," Matt and Trey take clips of his voice and glue them together.
  • Isaac Hayes's name in Ghana is Nene Katey Ocansey I.
  • Isaac is the founder of the Isaac Hayes Foundation, which is dedicated to helping the vulnerable population.
  • He contributed to Beavis and Butt-Head Do America movie soundtrack for "Two Cool Guys".
  • Isaac Hayes has been sampled over 200 times by various artists like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Destiny's Child, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., and Ice Cube.
  • Isaac Hayes does the voice of Chef in all of the South Park games.
  • Isaac Hayes was honored as BMI ICON at the 3rd Annual Urban Awards.
  • Isaac Hayes has published cookbooks, like his book Cooking with Heart & Soul.
  • Isaac Hayes has released over 20 albums.
  • When Isaac Hayes guest starred in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the episode played the Shaft theme song, which was played by Isaac Hayes.
  • Isaac Hayes did the voice of the possum in the movie Dr. Dolittle 2.
  • He had appeared in a commercial for Lay's Chips.
  • Isaac quit his job in March of 2006 voicing "Chef" on South Park because South Park made fun of Scientology, which it is a religion he believes in.
  • He was married to a woman named Mignon Harley up until 1986.
  • He filed for bankruptcy in 1976.

  • He is known as 'The Black Moses'.
  • He dropped out of high school but went back due to support from his former teachers. He ended up getting his high school diploma at the age of 21.
  • He was raised by his grandparents.
  • He is a Scientologist.
  • He was put into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

  • He was the first African American to win an Oscar for Best Original Song for the theme of Shaft in 1972.

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