Sunday, August 10, 2008

I Can't Deal With This Weekend!!!

R.I.P. Isaac Hayes
August 20, 1942 - August 10, 2008

Isaac Hayes, the Grammy and Oscar winning soul legend, died today. His body was found in his home near his treadmill, where he lay unresponsive. Hayes, most known for his work on the Shaft Soundtrack, was also an actor. His baritone voice, was used to perfection, as he became a cult legend with his voiceover work as Chef, on the animated series, South Park. He also appeared in films like, I'm Gonna Get You Sucka, Escape from New York, and will be starring alongside the late Bernie Mac in the upcoming film, Soul Men. To read more about his death click here

Yesterday, I drove to Birmingham, Al. to see my grandfather, whose health is fading. On the way there, I heard the tragic news about Bernie Mac. Today, I read that Isaac Hayes was found dead at 65. There has always been a stigma attached to black men about them not taking care of themselves physically. They say black men either don't watch what we eat, or we never see a physician regularly. Hopefully this weekend disproved and disabled that apparent aura of invincibility. Go get a check up and please be mindful of what you're putting into your body(that includes food, drugs and alcohol)!


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