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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|
The rappers have gone in and created a lot of hit music based upon my influence. And they’ll tell you if you ask.Isaac Hayes
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 think the kids today need to hear more about morals and values.Isaac Hayes
I first heard African drum rhythms and chants at the movies. Then, when I had the opportunity to go to Africa and visit the villages, I heard the real, raw, true rhythms and realised the origins of the old Negro spirituals I grew up with in the South.Isaac Hayes