Monday, August 11, 2008

Isaac Hayes Dead at 65, My Mother Faces Her Own Mortality

Isaac Hayes' voice dripped sex and his comedic stylings on South Park made him one of my favorite voice actors of all time. Hayes died yesterday of unknown causes.

My mother came down the stairs this morning and realized two of her favorites (Hayes and Bernie Mac) died way too soon. She commiserated over coffee.

"Isaac gone, Barry gone, Luther gone...there's no crooner's left."

She means Black ones. We're still rooting for you Tony Bennett.

Hayes was 65.