Thursday, August 14, 2008

R.I.P. Isaac Hayes

First African-American TV star Bernie Mac passed away this weekend, then 70s icon Isaac Hayes passed away. Bad things apparently come in twos as well.

Not a lot I can say about Hayes that hasn't already been echoed by others. Suffice to say, that even if he had done no more than compose "Theme from Shaft," he would have still made an invaluable contribution to American culture.

And he didn't do too badly in his film and TV career either. Apart from Shaft, of course, he was most famous for a recurring role on The Rockford Files and his role as the villainous Duke of New York in 1981's Escape from New York.

He, like Mr. Mac, will be missed.

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