Isaac Hayes’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 20, 1942

Death Date

August 10, 2008

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death



Soul Singer

The soul singer Isaac Hayes died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Singer and songwriter who co-founded the soul music label Stax Records alongside David Porter in the 1960s. He and Porter wrote the popular 1967 song “Soul Man” for the duo Sam & Dave. Hayes also earned recognition for his Academy Award-winning original song “Theme from Shaft” for the 1971 film Shaft.

His mother died while he was still young, and his father deserted the family. He was largely raised by his maternal grandparents. He married his third wife Adjowa Hayes in 2005. He had a total of eleven children: seven daughters and four sons.



“There’s always hurdles. So I just keep moving, just constantly redefining myself. That’s how you stay in the race.” (Isaac Hayes)


“A certain administration which I won’t call by name took the arts out of the schools, and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing, so they went to the turntables and started rhyming. Then they had a way to express themselves, and that’s the birth of hip-hop.” (Isaac Hayes)


“The rappers have gone in and created a lot of hit music based upon my influence. And they’ll tell you if you ask.” (Isaac Hayes)


“I first heard African drum rhythms and chants at the movies. Then, when I had the opportunity to go to Africa and visit the villages, I heard the real, raw, true rhythms and realised the origins of the old Negro spirituals I grew up with in the South.” (Isaac Hayes)


“There’s something about live players that you cannot get with machines: With live musicians, you can strike a groove, you can feed off each other… And, even though somebody might make a slight mistake, it’s all real!” (Isaac Hayes)