Tuesday, 12 August 2008

What next for Isaac Hayes?

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Following the death on Sunday of soul legend Isaac Hayes, Nina Shen Rastogi at Slate provides some answers to the question of what Scientologists believe happens when they die.

Hayes famously left his role as Chef in South Park after creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker produced an episode, "Trapped in the Closet", which lambasted the Church of Scientology and prominent members such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

It was only last week that I saw Parker and Stone's response to Hayes' departure, the episode "The Return of Chef", where Chef's membership of a sinister group, the Super Adventure Club, eventually brings about his death. I thought Kyle's speech at Chef's funeral at the end of the episode was worth reproducing here: