Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Don Cornelius Dead
Don Cornelius, the creator of "Soul Train" was found dead in his home at around 4a.m. this morning (Feb. 1st) of a gun shot wound to the head. Reports are it was an apparent suicide. He was 75 years old. Cornelius was going through a painful divorce and has had health issues.
"Soul Train" was a classic show that featured mainly African American entertainers in the vein of the Ed Sullivan show. Artists such as The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Run-DMC, Aretha Franklin and more graced the stage in the over 30 years the show ran in syndication.