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Rest In Peace, Isaac Hayes

It was a pretty depressing weekend in the world of entertainment as we lost first Bernie Mac and then Isaac Hayes. Hayes passed away on Sunday in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 65.

Many people know Hayes as the deep-voiced singer who brought the theme song to Shaft into the world. In 1972, he won the Oscar for that song, becoming the first African-American to win an Oscar in a non-acting category. Hayes went on to pick up three Grammy awards and was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

For people of a younger generation, however, Hayes will be remembered as the voice of Chef on South Park. To enjoy a video set to Chef's "Chocolate Salty Balls" in Hayes's honor, just


Warning: The video includes some content that is NSFW, but it is also hilarious.


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JennaV JennaV 8 years
"RIP..I guess"? :oy: Anyways, what a loss! I wasn't a fan of South Park but Isaac Hayes was an incredible man with great talent.
sarahxclare sarahxclare 8 years
South Park was the most crap show I've ever watched. People told me to watch it because It's hilarious but it didn't even get a giggle out of me. RIP .. I guess.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
The Shaft theme song is one of the best theme songs. He had such a distinct voice. Sad weekend indeed.
Anniina Anniina 8 years
I love SouthPark. It has seriously the best comedy ever. Well, may he RIP
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
I never liked South Park. But RIP Isaac.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
I don't like South Park I do however morn the loss of such an amazingly cool performer and song writer Bye IH :(
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I am glad he left south park before he died, While i didnt agree with his views (mainly his criticism of the show that relaunched his career) I am sad that he is gone.
Taadie Taadie 8 years
One of the first concerts my parents took me to was Isaac Hayes and we sat front row. The man was incredible and his voice was even better live than recorded. He was a genius and he will be missed.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Farewell Chef. :(
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
I love Chef and this song is hilarious. Its so sad that he is gone, he was fantastic.
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