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Isaac Hayes Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Children

Isaac Hayes Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11½ in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth August 20, 1942
Zodiac Sign Leo
Date of Death August 10, 2008

Isaac Hayes was an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, voiceover artist, and composer who served as one of the creative forces behind the Southern soul music label Stax Records. His discography consists of albums such as Presenting Isaac HayesThe Isaac Hayes Movement…To Be ContinuedBlack MosesHot Buttered Soul, Chocolate Chip, Disco ConnectionJoyNew Horizon, For the Sake of LoveDon’t Let GoLifetime Thing, Love AttackAnd Once AgainRaw & Refined, and Branded.

Born Name

Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.

Nick Names

The Black Moses, Ike

Isaac Hayes as seen while performing in 2007
Isaac Hayes as seen while performing in 2007 (William Henderson / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Age

He was born on August 20, 1942.

Died

On August 10, 2008, Isaac Hayes died after suffering a stroke at the age of 65 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

Resting Place

Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee, United States

Residence

He resided in Tennessee, United States.

Nationality

American

 

Education

Isaac Hayes studied at Manassas High School in Memphis, Tennessee but eventually dropped out of high school. However, as a result of encouragement from his former teachers, he completed his diploma when he was 21 years old.

He received many music scholarships from colleges and universities after graduating from high school but he declined them all because he had to provide for his family. Subsequently, he started working at a meat-packing plant in Memphis by day and playing at nightclubs and juke joints several evenings a week in Memphis and nearby northern Mississippi.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Voiceover Artist, Composer

Family

  • Father – Isaac Hayes Sr.
  • Mother – Eula (née Wade)
  • Siblings – He had an older sibling.
  • Others – Willie/Will James Wade (Maternal Grandfather), Rusha/Rushia/Rushie Addie Mae Taylor (Maternal Grandmother)

Genre

Progressive Soul, Funk, Psychedelic Soul, Pop, Disco

Instruments

Vocals, Keyboards, Saxophone

Labels

Enterprise, Stax Records, ABC Records, Polydor Records, PolyGram, Columbia Records, CBS Records International, Point Blank Records, Virgin Records, EMI

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he had a net worth of $2 Million at the time of his death.

Build

Slim

Isaac Hayes as seen in New York City, New York in 1998
Isaac Hayes as seen in New York City, New York in 1998 (John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height

5 ft 11½ in or 181.5 cm

Weight

77 kg or 169.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Isaac Hayes dated –

  1. Dancy Hayes​ – He married his first wife Dancy Hayes in the year 1960 but the marriage ended in divorce.
  2. Emily Ruth Watson (1965-1972) – On November 24, 1965, Isaac Hayes tied the knot with ​Emily Ruth Watson and their children included Vincent Eric Hayes, Melanie Mia Hayes, and Nicole A. Hayes (Murrell). The duo divorced in 1972.
  3. Mignon Harley (1973-1986)​ – On April 18, 1973, he married bank teller Mignon Harley and they had 2 children together. They divorced in 1986.
  4. Adjowa Hayes (2005-2008) – He married his 4th and last wife Adjowa Hayes in 2005 and their son Nana Kwadjo Hayes was born on April 10, 2006. They remained together until his death in 2008.

Note – Isaac Hayes had 14 children in total, also including Isaac Lee Hayes III (b. June 10, 1975), Jackie, Veronica, Felicia, Melanie, Nikki, Lili, Darius, Vincent, and Heather.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Isaac Hayes was of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Clean shaven head
  • Deep baritone voice

Brand Endorsements

Isaac Hayes was cast in TV commercials for –

  • Burger King (1997) (appeared alongside Mr. Potato Head)
  • Fogdog.com (2000)
  • Nick at Nite TV network (voiceover) (2001)
  • Lays potato chips (2006)

Religion

Scientology

Isaac Hayes as seen while performing at the International Amphitheater in Chicago as part of the annual PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) 'Black Expo' in the fall of 1973
Isaac Hayes as seen while performing at the International Amphitheater in Chicago as part of the annual PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) ‘Black Expo’ in the fall of 1973 (John H. White / archives.gov / Public Domain)

Isaac Hayes Facts

  1. His mother died when he was quite young and his father left the family. Isaac was then raised by his maternal grandparents.
  2. Growing up, Isaac Hayes worked on farms in the Tennessee counties of Shelby and Tipton.
  3. His debut studio album Presenting Isaac Hayes was released in February 1968.
  4. For Theme from Shaft, he won the Academy Award for “Best Song – Original for the Picture” in 1971.
  5. Isaac Hayes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005.

Featured Image by William Henderson / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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