BREAKING: The Legendary Isaac Hayes Dead

It's another sad day in Hollywood. Legendary Emmy- and Oscar-winning musician Isaac Hayes is dead at the age of 65.

I had actual just seen Isaac and his partner David Porter at a radio conference a month ago. Though he had suffered a stroke a few years back, he was perfectly normal, just a little slow to move. At the conference, an attendee broke down into tears because of the way his music had touched her life. Later that day I actually held the elevator door for him and rode it to the lobby with just him and his wife. Later I would tell my friends there, "He smelled nice."

Hayes had an incredible life and career. He composed the soundtrack to 1971's Shaft, co-wrote the hit songs "Soul Man" & "Hold On, I'm Comin'" and provided the voice of Chef in the animated South Park. He also had a small role playing himself in the new movie Soul Man starring Bernie Mac, who died yesterday.

Isaac Hayes leaves behind a wife, 12 children and 14 grandchildren.

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