What a sad last couple of days it has been for the entertainment community. Entertainer Bernie Mac passed away from complications from pneumonia and Isaac Hayes was found dead in his home in Memphis, apparently from natural causes. Mac was just 50 and Hayes was 65. What a loss!
Mac was a great comic and a good actor. I especially enjoyed him in Bad Santa, Friday, and House Party 3, as well as his own television series. To lose an actor who had so many great roles left to play is just horrible.
Hayes was most memorable to me as Chef on South Park and as the bad ass who sang the Shaft theme song. I loved the fact that Hayes seemed to be able to laugh at himself and was really sad when he left South Park over differences of opinion with creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. In my mind, Hayes was one of the best reasons to watch the show.
On that sad note, I am praying that the families of both these men are okay. What a sad day.