Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac Smiling on IsaacHayes.com: Sometimes the Internet Can Be Creepy
Visiting the official Isaac Hayes site right now is a fairly spooky thing. As of this moment (2:28 am on Monday, August 11), the site not only hasn't been edited to reflect ex-Chef's death, but just one click beyond the opening splash page defaults to a smiling pop-up photo of Hayes with Samuel Jackson and . . . Bernie Mac.
The group shot isn't completely random: Hayes appears as himself in the upcoming comedy Soul Men, which stars Mac and Jackson. But of course, the 50-year-old Mac died on Saturday due to complications from a pnuemonia, one day before Hayes was pronounced dead in Memphis. We are not superstitious crazies, but the visual is fairly jarring. Indubitably, moreso to Samuel Jackson.
IsaacHayes.com has taken down this image; it's not even in the site's photo section anymore.