August 11, 2008

RIP, Chef and Mac

Two big deaths over the weekend; Bernie Mac passed away on Saturday, while Isaac Hayes went Sunday.

I always enjoyed Bernie's work, whether it was his stand-up, his self-titled TV show, or his movie roles, especially the underrated baseball comedy "Mr. 3000" and the "Ocean's 11" movies. He went way too young at age 50, a fascinating life cut short way too soon.

Young as I am, I came to Hayes through his role as Chef on "South Park," especially in the early seasons when he sang a song in just about every episode. But I later gained an appreciation for his music, especially "Theme From Shaft." He also went way too young, at 65.

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 11, 2008 04:50 PM
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