Monday, August 11, 2008


ACCORDING TO CNN, Soul singer and actor Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film “Shaft,” has died.

Relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious in his Tennessee home next to a still-running treadmill, said Steve Schular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. Paramedics attempted to revive him and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m., the sheriff’s department said.

No foul play is suspected, the agency said in a written statement.

Coincidently, Issac Hayes is co-starring in the upcoming movie SOUL MEN with Bernie Mac, who passed away on Saturday from Pneumonia.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Comedian/actor Bernie Mac (born Bernard Jeffrey McCollough) died early Saturday morning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. MAC WAS RECOVERING FROM PNEUMONIA and was expected to be released soon.

Just Friday, a spokesman for the Emmy-nominated actor said he had been responding well to treatment and confirmed his pneumonia wasn’t related to an inflammatory lung disease Mac has had since 1983.

The comedian drew critical and popular acclaim with his Fox television series “The Bernie Mac Show,” which aired more than 100 episodes from 2001 to 2006. The show garnered Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Mac.

His upcoming movies include November’s SOUL MEN with Samuel L. Jackson and Isaac Hayes and OLD DOGS, scheduled for release next year.

No word yet on whether public services will be held. A statement from his publicist asked that his family’s privacy continue to be respected.

Related Links:
Bernie Mac’s Life & Career (LINK)
Comic actor Bernie Mac dies (CNN)
Actor and comedian Bernie Mac dies at age 50 (YAHOO)

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