Don Cornelius, the creator of the famous “Soul Train” was found dead in his home home.
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.
Don C started Soul Train in 1971 after he recognized that there was no television venue in the United States for soul music. The program introduced many Black musicians to a larger audience as a result of their appearances on Soul Train. Soul Train went on to become a cultural phenomenon and one of the longest running syndicated television shows in history.
Some footage of the show below.
A footage of Don Cornelius with James Brown and the young Al Sharpton.