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Don Cornelius Dies At 75!


In shocking news reports, “Soul Train” founder and music television innovator, Don Cornelius, was found dead of apparent suicide in his California home.

According to TMZ the 75-year-old Chicago native Don Cornelius was found dead in his home in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has 2 sons.:

…Law enforcement sources tell us it appears he committed suicide.
We’re told cops discovered the body at around 4 AM PT. Law
enforcement sources tell us … Cornelius died from a gunshot wound to
the head and officials believe the wound was self-inflicted.
We’re told Cornelius was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
During Don’s bitter divorce proceedings in 2009, he told an L.A.
judge he was suffering from “significant health issues” and wanted to
“finalize this divorce before I die.”

Mr. Cornelius kicked off “Soul Train” in 1971 in response to African
American singers/artists not being featured in the popular musical show
“American Bandstand.”  Once he incorporated dancers into his weekly
music show, “Soul Train” became one of the most successful shows on air
to date.

CNN has confirmed the story as well.

  

News of his death is absolutely disturbing and shocking.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    February 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Don was the best at his craft RIP…hopefully he finalized his extremely bitter divorce on all counts as that was his wish before he died…wanted to make sure the X wife received only what she was entitled to, which is fair…if he died before the divorce she would have inherited everything and continued to be paid for the rest of her life for everything "Soul Train"…

  2. MikeJay

    February 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    you will be missed!!

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