It was painful to hear of the apparent suicide of legendary “Soul Train” creator and host Don Cornelius. Sources say LA police arrived at his home in Shearman Oaks, CA and found him dead around 4am this morning.
Police authorities say there were no signs of foul play, but an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound. It is still under investigation and more details are slowly being released.
Don Cornelius was an icon in the music business; with his show launching the careers of too many recording artists to name. When there was no other platform for black singers to showcase their talent, he opened the doors with my all-time favorite show The SOUL TRAIN! His contribution to the music industry is beyond incredible and I remember dancing along with the famous “Soul Train Line” each week.
He will be greatly missed by so many fans and recording artists….but his legacy will live on to the end of time. It is a sad day for the world of music and what a complete shock to us all. What would make him take his life at the age of 75-years-old?
R.I.P. Mr. Cornelius. I can guarantee…you will never be forgotten.
Read more here about what his son Tony Cornelius had to say about his dad.