Isaac Hayes passed away today at the age of 68. He was found near a treadmill and died at the hospital an hour later.
Hayes was known to the younger generation mostly for his role as the chef on "South Park." He was, however, one of the most influential musicians of his era, paving the way for disco and soul sensations like Barry White, and laying the groundwork for hip hop. Hayes also appeared in several movies, including CB4 and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and made his first TV appearance as Gandolph Fitch in "The Rockford Files."