Isaac Hayes is dead

Chef from South Park has died! 65-year-old Isaac Hayes, best known for voicing the sex obsessed cook on the Comedy Central cartoon and, as AK mentions in the comments below, the theme to Shaft, died next to a treadmill at his home at 2:10 p.m. Sunday.

“The family had last seen him about noon,” says Steve Shular, public information officer for that office. “Family members had gone to the grocery store and left him home. When the family came home around 1, his wife’s cousin found him lying on the floor in the basement near a treadmill. The treadmill was running, so it is believed that he had been working out.”

Yet another reason not to workout. I rather die in ecstasy eating a bacon cheeseburger than die panting heavily on some sort of torture device. Also, not to be a dick or anything, but it would have been funny had he died while running at a 9 on the treadmill. His body would have shot into the wall and the whole thing would have looked like the video below. Of course, his body would have been more limpy.

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12 years ago

Isaac is best remembered as Chef from South Park? He wrote the theme from Shaft!

12 years ago

Isaac Hayes did a hell of a lot more in the music world than voicing “Chef” in South Park. The “Shaft” soundtrack and “Hot Buttered Soul” to name a few. Come on!

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