Mac, an award-winning
actor-comedian, died at age 50
from complications of pneumonia.
Comic Bernie Mac, who rose from
humble roots to star on film and
TV, died Aug. 9 in Evanston,
Illinois of pneumonia,
his publicist said.
Isaac Hayes, the baldheaded,
baritone-voiced soul crooner who
laid the groundwork for disco and
whose “Theme From Shaft” won
both Academy and Grammy
awards, died Sunday afternoon
after he collapsed near a
treadmill, authorities said.
He was 65.
With his muscular build, shiny
head and sunglasses, Hayes cut
a striking figure at a time when
most of his contemporaries were
sporting Afros. His music, which
came to be known as urban-
contemporary, paved the way for
disco as well as romantic
crooners like Barry White.