(WMC-TV) - Longtime Memphis musician and Stax Records veteran Charles "Skip" Pitts died Monday.
Pitts was best known for his signature sound on Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Shaft."
He had battled health issues, including cancer, for the last few years.
In late April, a star-studded musical benefit event was held it Pitts' honor at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
Pitts was 65 years old.