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Isaac Hayes Funeral Memorial Service

Updated on January 28, 2013

Tribute to Isaac Hayes Funeral Memorial

A funeral memorial service in tribute to singer Isaac Hayes, otherwise known to countless South Park fans as Chef, was held on Monday, August 18, 2008. Over 3,000 friends and fans attended. A private service, attended by Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes and Tom Cruise took place on Sunday.

Hayes had been taking medication for high blood pressure and his family physician advised that Hayes died of a stroke August 10, 2008.

Hayes is survived by his fourth wife Adjowa, his 2 year old son Nana Kwadjo Hayes along with 11 children, 14 grandchildren and 3 great grand children.

Isaac Hayes Funeral

August 18, 2008

11 am

Hope Presbyterian Church

8500 Walnut Grove Road

Cordoba, Tennessee

Isaac Hayes Strange Funerals

Two Funerals and a Musical Send-Off

A private Scientology funeral service was held Sunday for Isaac Hayes, a service attended by many Scientology practicing celebrities. Then a more public tribute what many believed to be Hayes actual funeral was held Monday. This funeral service was attended by friends, family and musicians who travelled across the country to pay tribute to Isaac Hayes and also included many celebrities and Scientologists.

Hayes impromptu musical tribute as reported by Roger Friedman of Fox News took place at the Executive Inn at the Airport which featured many stellar Stax musicians who had played with Isaac Hayes. "It was a glorious, proper ending to a wild day, proving Memphis R&B lives on no matter what."

SOURCE: Roger Freidman, Fox News,, August 19, 2008

Isaac Hayes Theme From Shaft - Academy & Grammy Award Winner

Isaac Hayes will be forever remembered by the iconic theme song from "Shaft". As you scroll through the headlines, click on the theme song to accompany your remembrances of this Memphis Stax legend that has influenced many hip hope, rap, soul, r & b, pop and rock generations to come.


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      5 years ago

      The man was always my idel,I love his music,and grow up on it.

      I miss Issac.To this dasy I stillplay his music,and I will play it as long as I can and live.

      Good by my friend.

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      Jeff Wendland 

      9 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      Wow, I didn't know that Isaac passed this past August. He was a talented musician and I enjoyed him on South Park. I wish that he could have left the show on different terms.

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      Laraine Sims 

      9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Hi, Nice to fine another Isaac Hayes fan. I've also made a lens on him. Want to come check it out? Not too much interest in him ... I'll admit I'm surprised. 5 stars, favorite, fan and lensrolled this lens to my Isaac Hayes lens.

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      9 years ago

      My husband and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to Issac Hayes' family, we were such great lovers of all his music, he will be truly be missed, God Bless you Issac Hayes for putting a lot of love into the world you leave behind


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