American composer, singer, actor, voice actor, and producer. Born Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. on 20 August 1942, Covington, TN, USA. Died 10 August 2008, Memphis, TN, USA. Winner of two Grammy Awards and the 1972 Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song (for "Theme from 'Shaft'"). Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.