Posts Tagged ‘Isaac Hayes’

Bernie Mac 1957-2008 / Isaac Hayes 1942-2008

August 10, 2008

We lost two talented individuals over the weekend — Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes.

On August 9th it was announced that Bernie Mac had passed away due to complications from pneumonia, which was unrelated to his sarcoidosis. Mac was first known as a stand up comedian, and along with comedians Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley, was featured in The Original Kings of Comedy. He gained popularity starring in his own sit-com The Bernie Mac Show (2001-2006), and motion pictures such as Mr. 3000 and the remake of Ocean’s 11 in 2001 and it’s sequels. Bernie Mac was 50.

Isaac Hayes was found motionless next to a still running treadmill in his home on August 10 by his wife. Hayes was pronounced dead an hour later at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Hayes was one of the originators of disco and earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the theme to Shaft. In the late nineties, Hays became a fan-favorite as the voice of Chef in South Park.

Here’s to the both of them making the afterlife a little bit funnier and a little bit funkier.