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30th Anniversary Carousel of Hope Ball to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for childhood diabetes, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California - Saturday 25th October 2008

Denzel Washington and Barbara Davis

30th Anniversary Carousel of Hope Ball to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for childhood diabetes, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California - Saturday 25th October 2008

Denzel Washington and Barbara Davis
Denzel Washington and Barbara Davis
Denzel Washington and Barbara Davis

leaving a medical centre - Beverly Hills, California - Thursday 21st August 2008

(File Photos) * MUSICIAN ISAAC HAYES DIES Musician ISAAC HAYES has died. He was 65. Hayes passed away on Sunday (10Aug08) morning at a Memphis, Tennessee hospital. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. According to reports, the songwriter was rushed to Baptist East Hospital after receiving a call from Hayes' wife who found him lying near a treadmill in their home. Police at The Shelby County Sheriff's Office are investigating the star's death, but do not believe foul play was a factor. Born in 1942 in Covington, Tennessee, Hayes was raised by his maternal grandparents, who moved the family to Memphis when he was six. Hayes' early ambitions of becoming a doctor were redirected when he won a talent contest in ninth grade, singing Nat King Cole's Looking Back. A self-taught musician, he was hired in 1964 by Tennessee-based Stax Records as a backup pianist, working as a session musician for music greats including Otis Redding. He then paved his way to stardom with the release of his album Hot Buttered Soul in 1969. The soul singer then broke out with a number one hit with the 1971 Grammy Award-winning Theme From Shaft from the iconic movie, starring actor Richard Roundtree. Hayes' chart-topping singles also include Hold On, I'm Coming and Soul Man. In the early 1970s, Hayes continued to forge a path for disco and urban-contemporary music, making way for legendary singers like Barry White. In a 1999 interview reflecting on his career he said of his influence: I knew nothing about the business, or trends and things like that. I think it was a matter of timing. I didn't know what was unfolding. In addition to music, Hayes appeared in several movies, including It Could Happen to You with Nicolas Cage, Ninth Street with Martin Sheen and Reindeer Games, starring Ben Affleck. Hayes enjoyed success as a radio show host in New York City from 1996 to 2002, and later in Memphis. His distinctive voice can also be heard as part of Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite programme and in scenes from his role as Chef during a stint on animated TV show South Park. (JMA/WNWCZM&WNWCYR/CL) ISAAC HAYES arriving at the opening of Actor Denzel Washington's new play ' Julius Caesar ' held at the Belasco Theatre New York City, USA- 02.04.05

leaving the Metropolitan hotel - London, England - Thursday 26th June 2008

leaving the Metropolitan hotel - London, England - Thursday 26th June 2008

Nelson Mandela birthday dinner held in Hyde Park - Arrivals - London, England - Wednesday 25th June 2008

Nelson Mandela birthday dinner held in Hyde Park - Arrivals - London, England - Wednesday 25th June 2008

Arrivals at the LA Lakers v Boston Celtics game 5 at the Staples Center - Los Angeles, California - Sunday 15th June 2008

backstage at the Broadway musical 'Passing Strange' at the Belasco Theatre - New York City, USA - Tuesday 3rd June 2008

backstage at the Broadway musical 'Passing Strange' at the Belasco Theatre - New York City, USA - Tuesday 3rd June 2008

backstage at the Broadway musical 'Passing Strange' at the Belasco Theatre - New York City, USA - Tuesday 3rd June 2008

backstage at the Broadway musical 'Passing Strange' at the Belasco Theatre - New York City, USA - Tuesday 3rd June 2008

4th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala commemorating the life and music of Apollo Legend Smokey Robinson - New York City, USA - Monday 2nd June 2008

4th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala commemorating the life and music of Apollo Legend Smokey Robinson - New York City, USA - Monday 2nd June 2008

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