Don Cornelius Of 'Soul Train' Found Dead At Age 75 In Apparent Suicide [Video]


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Don Cornelius, the creator of the ground breaking television show "Soul Train" has been found dead.


TMZ is reporting that the body of the 75-year old was discovered this morning at around 4 AM PT in his Sherman Oaks, California home. According to the report police believe Cornelius died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Sources said there was no sign of foul play, but the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating.


"Soul Train" was a very popular variety show that featured performances from many star R&B, soul and hip hop acts. It aired from October 1971 to until March 2006.

As the show's host, Cornelius ended each episode with the popular catchphrase: "I’m Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace and soul!”


R.I.P. Don Cornelius.

Don Cornelius dead at age 75


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