Stroke Killed Hayes

Star suffered from high blood pressure
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2008 2:58 AM CDT
Soul pioneer Isaac Hayes died from a stroke brought on by chronic high blood pressure. He was 65.    (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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(Newser) – Soul legend Isaac Hayes, found unconscious next to a treadmill at his Memphis home Sunday, died from a  massive stroke brought on by chronic hypertension, according to his family doctor. A public memorial service for the 65-year-old singer will be held next week, reports E! Online. "We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support," said a family statement. "We will ever miss his love, wisdom and the familiar comfort of his voice."