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.”
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
News of his death is absolutely disturbing and shocking.