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In pictures: Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes, 1970

US singer and composer Isaac Hayes, who died on Sunday aged 65, started his career in the 1960s at Stax Records.

Isaac Hayes, 1971

He achieved fame with his album Hot Buttered Soul in 1969.

Isaac Hayes posing with gun in New York, 1971

In 1971, he wrote the theme song for the film Shaft, about a tough private detective in New York City.

Isaac Hayes with his Oscar, 1972

He won an Oscar for Shaft, one of a series of awards, and went on to write music for a number of movies and TV shows.

Isaac Hayes at the Glastonbury Festival, 2002

As well as composing, he continued to perform - here at the 2002 Glastonbury Festival.

Isaac Hayes

He set up the Isaac Hayes Foundation in 1993 and worked to promote education

Chef in South Park

He won popularity with a new generation when he became the voice of Chef in the cartoon series South Park

Isaac and Adjowa Hayes, with baby Nana Kwadjo

Hayes fathered 12 children, including son Nana Kwadjo in 2006 with his fourth wife Adjowa.

Isaac Hayes, 2005

'At the end of the day," said Hayes, "we are responsible for our own lives. Once you learn that, you're on your way."

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