Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius Has Died In An Apparent Suicide

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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s