Don Cornelius Dies At 75; Apparent Suicide

The beloved creator of, Soul Train has reportedly died. Cornelius was found dead 4am in his Sherman Oaks home of what seems to be a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head. He was 75.

Don was such a staple in Black History. Soul Train brought loved ones together and introduced us to great music and entertainers. The show spanned decades, running from 1971 to 2006. He had been battling Cancer for some time, it's very sad. RIP Don Cornelius.

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Comment by lady in red on February 1, 2012 at 9:37am

peace, love, and soul.

Comment by CCD is Workin on a baller 4 she on February 1, 2012 at 9:38am

Oh no! Not the Sultan of Cool! Oh may he truly rest in peace. Damn.

Comment by Sheli on February 1, 2012 at 9:41am

Man Soul Train was that shiz-nit!!! Loved watching that with the fam. My whole goal in life was to be on Soul Train...and then Shemar started hosting it :-(

Thank you for the memories & RIP Mr. Cornelius!!!

Comment by Mello826BA aka BAGroupie on February 1, 2012 at 10:04am

another legend gone....its tough, you never know what people are going through...RIP

Comment by Love is a Losing Game on February 1, 2012 at 11:13am
Lol @ shemar. Rip mr. Cornelius
Comment by Miss J.D. on February 1, 2012 at 11:46am

HE WAS NEVER THE SAME ONCE HIS RUSSIAN WIFE AND HER MOTHER HAD HIM ARRESTED AND THEN TRIED TO COMMIT HIM AND STEAL SOUL TRAIN TOO! RIP MR CORNELIUS!

Comment by Miss J.D. on February 1, 2012 at 12:02pm

NOT 100% SURE, BUT I THINK HE SOLD HIS RIGHTS AND CHANGED HIS WILL UNDERNEATH THEIR NOSES, LET ME DO SOME DIGGING!

Comment by Love is a Losing Game on February 1, 2012 at 12:10pm
I think I saw a pic of him with some young hot bimbo. She was white of course lol! Let's hope he did change it and his kids get the money
Comment by Carla Jenkins on February 1, 2012 at 12:44pm

MissJD and Old Spice: You are both correct!  TMZ reports that Don told the divorce court just 'finalize his divorce before he dies' in 2009.  That was before his health problems.  Don died heartbroken and alone not because of his health.

 

Rest in Peace Don Cornelius.  It is sad that a man who has brought some joy and surrounded by so many people, died heartbroken and alone from a divorce and without a caretaker or someone to talk to sharing his burdens and problems.  His death should bring attention to mental health disease in the black community.

Comment by Carla Jenkins on February 1, 2012 at 12:47pm

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