Yesterday, Sunday August 17, Isaac Hayes was laid to rest at a burial ceremony at Memorial Park in Memphis with family and friends. The Commercial Appeal reported that Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Richard Roundtree and Kelly Preston were among the friends in attendance.
Today, August 18, was Isaac Hayes Memorial Service at Hope Presbyterian Church in Memphis. All of Memphis media were in attendance. Their stories speak of clergy, celebrities and local folks who gave insight to Hayes personality, his tremendous contributions in the music world and his involvement in the community here in Memphis and around the world. WMC-TV WREG WPTY/WLMT WHBQ Commercial Appeal The New York Times also covered it. They estimate about 2,000 attended the service. His legacy will live on through the music and his charitable efforts.
This is a follow-up to the post on August 10, 2008. http://www.graberpartners.com/newsandnotes/?p=135