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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Did Scientology Kill Isaac Hayes?

posted by on August 13 at 12:44 PM


The entirely trustworthy FOX News maps out the creepy pre-death dealings between Hayes and his creepy chosen faith.

[I]n January 2006, Isaac had a significant stroke. At the time, the word went out only that he had been hospitalized for exhaustion….His staff—consisting of Scientology monitors who rarely left him alone—tried to portray it as a minor health issue. It wasn’t. Sources in Memphis told me at the time that Isaac had significant motor control and speech issues. His talking was impaired….

[T]here are a lot of questions still to be raised about Isaac Hayes’ death. Why, for example, was a stroke survivor on a treadmill by himself? What was his condition? What kind of treatment had he had since the stroke? Members of Scientology are required to sign a form promising they will never seek psychiatric or mental assistance. But stroke rehabilitation involves the help of neurologists and often psychiatrists, not to mention psychotropic drugs—exactly the kind Scientology proselytizes against.

Read the whole thing here.

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foxnews needs to stick to what they are good at: live coverage of bear cubs stuck in trees. they need to leave the legitimate news to the reporters who take notes.

Posted by cosby | August 13, 2008 1:24 PM

Whatever, Tom Cruise.

Posted by I'm Calling Bullshit On You Calling Bullshit | August 13, 2008 1:38 PM

It is true that a neuropsychologist is often needed to assess stroke damage and to advise rehabilitation like re-learning how to chew, swallow, and talk (I worked for one). They're definitely onto something here, as much as it pains me to say it.

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