Isaac Hayes has passed away.
Isaac Hayes dies
The singer-songwriter was found by his wife at his home in Tennessee.
Isaac, 65, was rushed to a hospital but pronounced dead an hour later.
The cause of death has not yet been established, although it is believed he suffered a simultaneous heart attack and stroke. Isaac had previously suffered a minor stroke in 2006.
Isaac's wife Adjowa and the couple's two-year-old son returned to their home shortly after noon yesterday and found Isaac unconscious on the floor near his treadmill where he had been exercising.
A police spokesperson said: "Family members believe it is a medical condition that might have led to his death. Mr. Hayes was being treated for a number of medical issues."
Isaac's career as composer and singer spanned four decades. He began his career in the 60s as a songwriter for Stax records in his native Memphis, arranging tunes for artists such as Otis Reading and Sam and Dave. He co-wrote soul classics such as 'Soul Man' and 'Hold On I'm Coming'.