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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Don Cornelius Dead At 75 From Self-Inflicted Wound; Troubled By Marital Problems. He'll Be Missed! (R.I.P.)

Don Cornelius The Creator Of "Soul Train" & Founder Of The American Soul Movement, Is Dead At Age 75 From A Self-Inflicted Wound To The Head.

Police Say His Death Occurred At His Home In Sherman Oaks, Ca, however apparently he was pronounced DEAD at the hospital.

Today Is The First Day Of BLACK History Month & Don Cornelius Is DEAD!

Let's Please Have A Moment Of Silence To Honor Him & What He Did For The American Music Industry.

Were It Not For Don Cornelius There Would Be NO MTV, VH-1, VIBE, Source, Sony, American Music Awards, Video Awards, TRL, BET, 106 & Park, NAACP Image Awards, Hip Hop, Warner Bros Music, Island Def Jam, No Michael Jackson, No Jay-Z, No Beyonce, NOTHING!

He Also Launched The Music Careers Of Thousands Of BLACK & White Singers & Musicians.
Like Michael Jackson, Don Cornelius Can NEVER Be Replaced!


Don Cornelius Also Taught BLACK America How To Become Business People, By Copyrighting & Licensing Your Stuff.

In Fact Before BRANDING Came On The Scene, Don Cornelius Was Already Branding His Stuff.

Let's Hear It For A GREAT BLACK, Businessman From Chicago!

Was He Ever Invited To The White House? I Don't Know. I'm Sure Pres. Obama & Michelle Are Saddened Today By His Death.

Brother Don Cornelius You Will Be Missed!

Your GREAT Legacy Lives Forever!

A Moment Of Silence Please.


Don Cornelius, creator of Soul Train, found dead in apparent suicide after 'gunshot wound to the head'

Don Cornelius has been found dead in an apparent suicide this morning, according to police.

The creator of Soul Train, 75, was discovered at his home in Sherman Oaks, California with a gunshot wound to the head which was reportedly self-inflicted.

He was pronounced dead in the hospital and had died around 4am, according to authorities.

In 2008, Cornelius was arrested at his Mulholland Drive home on suspicion of domestic violence.

He appeared in court on November 14, 2008 charged with spousal abuse and pleaded not guilty before changing his plea to no contest the next year and was placed on 36 months probation.

Cornelius' second wife, Viktoria Chapman-Cornelius, a Russian model, filed for divorce in 2007. She had filed two restraining orders against her former husband.

Soul Train was a dance-variety show which ran from 1971 for 35 years. It mainly featured R&B, soun and hip-hop artists.

The series was created by Don Cornelius, who was both its host and executive producer. It holds the title of the longest, continuously running syndicated program on TV.

He was known for his catchphrase at the end of every show: ' can bet your last money, it's all gonna be a stone gas, honey! I'm Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace and soul!'

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Sources: CNN, Daily Mail, LA Late, NY Daily News, Youtube, Google Maps

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