More sad news to report: soul singer and voice of Chef on South Park Isaac Hayes has died at the age of 65:
The legendary musician died early Sunday morning at his home in Memphis, Tennessee.
His wife found him on the floor near a treadmill inside his home. He was was taken to Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, where he was pronounced dead at 2:08 a.m.
The story is still developing, and police are investigating but don’t believe any foul play was involved. Hayes was possibly best known for the soundtrack to the movie Shaft, for which he was the composer and won Grammy and Academy Awards for his work on it. He also voiced the character of Chef on cartoon series South Park.
Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.