As DX announced earlier this week, music legend Isaac Hayes was found dead in his Memphis, TN home. Authorities now say the cause was a massive stroke.

Paperwork filed by Hayes‘ family physician, Dr. David Kraus,
lists the cause of death as a stroke although no autopsy has been
performed. Because there has been no confirmation by autopsy, no
official determination has been released by the medical
examiner’s office.

Many times, families of deceased loved
ones will opt to not have an autopsy if they have an educated idea of
the cause of death, or simply do not want to have the body undergo the
surgical procedure of an autopsy.

Family members of Hayes said the he was under a doctor’s care for medical issues but did not give specifics as to what he was being treated for.