Isaac Hayes (1942-2008)

Isaac HayesOne of the greatest musicians and composers (for both on and off screen) has passed away. Isaac Hayes, famous for (in a long and rich career) among other things the Shaft soundtrack, reportedly died today in his home in Memphis, TN. Hayes was a hero at Stax Records, an Oscar-winning composer (Shaft), a cool actor (Truck Turner is a Tarantino favorite) and a famous voice (South Park). He will be missed. Tarantino fans will remember his music, as soundtrack themes from the blaxploitation classics Truck Turner and Three Tough Guys were revived in Kill Bill.

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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