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Don Cornelius Dead Apparent Suicide

Don Cornelius Dead Apparent Suicide

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Don Cornelius
-- who famously created "Soul Train" was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, CA home this morning ... and law enforcement sources tell us it appears he committed suicide.

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.

"Soul Train" changed the landscape of television when it debuted in 1971 and ran until 2006.

Officials have notified Don's family.

Cornelius was 75.

Story developing...

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Reply #1 posted 02/01/12 6:15am

SoulAlive

eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek

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Reply #2 posted 02/01/12 6:17am

purplethunder3
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eek That's so sad and shocking I don't even have words. sad I hope his soul is at peace now...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #3 posted 02/01/12 6:18am

Shango

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man... sad rose dove

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Reply #4 posted 02/01/12 6:19am

Cinnamon234

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Oh wow, I'm shocked! I wonder what made him take his own life? Damn, you never know what people are going through.

He was a true cultural icon. May he RIP sad

Terribly sad

"And When The Groove Is Dead And Gone, You Know That Love Survives, So We Can Rock Forever" RIP MJ heart

"Baby, that was much too fast"...Goodnight dear sweet Prince. I'll love you always heart
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Reply #5 posted 02/01/12 6:21am

scriptgirl

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THE FUCK!!

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #6 posted 02/01/12 6:22am

Militant

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WTF?

Damn..... I have no words. RIP.

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Reply #7 posted 02/01/12 6:22am

Shango

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Reply #8 posted 02/01/12 6:23am

TD3

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Yeah, that's what is being repeated in Chi-Town. My goodness, my ....... disbelief

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Reply #9 posted 02/01/12 6:24am

Musicslave

eek sad WTF! RIP The original "Don" of television. Coolest cat to ever host a television show.

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Reply #10 posted 02/01/12 6:31am

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RIP Don, thanks for the years of Music and SOuuuuuuuuuL.

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Reply #11 posted 02/01/12 6:37am

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Shocked to hear about this...RIP and Thank You for Soul Train! sad

"Funkyslsistah… you ain't funky at all, you just a little ol' prude"!
"It's just my imagination, once again running away with me."
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Reply #12 posted 02/01/12 6:40am

mjscarousal

sad sad sad

This is so sad... R.I.P.

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Reply #13 posted 02/01/12 6:46am

SoulAlive

I see a few friends on Facebook are posting their favorite Don Cornelius interviews....I'll have to find one of my favs.

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Reply #14 posted 02/01/12 6:47am

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banks said:

Don Cornelius Dead Apparent Suicide

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Don Cornelius
-- who famously created "Soul Train" was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, CA home this morning ... and law enforcement sources tell us it appears he committed suicide.

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.

"Soul Train" changed the landscape of television when it debuted in 1971 and ran until 2006.

Officials have notified Don's family.

Cornelius was 75.

Story developing...

Updated:

During Don's bitter divorce proceedings in 2009, he told an L.A. judge he was suffering from "significant health issues" and wanted to "finalize this divorce before I die."

Cornelius was arrested in 2008 for beating up his wife. He pled no contest to misdemeanor domestic violence and was placed on 3 years probation. His probation just terminated.

The divorce was granted in 2010.

Sources close to Don tell us ... the TV icon was plagued with health issues for years ... including a stroke and a condition that required brain surgery.

Story developing...

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Reply #15 posted 02/01/12 6:48am

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sad R.I.P Don rose I will always be grateful for his enormous contribution to the music industry.

[Edited 2/1/12 7:38am]

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Reply #16 posted 02/01/12 7:04am

dancerella

OMG! I am absolutely stunned and I am at a loss for words.

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Reply #17 posted 02/01/12 7:06am

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I can't believe this...I listen to "Media-segments" on the radio just about every day and NOBODY reported this...I just found this out via-email...

If this is true it is a great Loss of Life. Don Cornelius is the "God Father of Black Music Artists"....The Black Community always looked to him like Royalty.....3-Generations of my family watched Soul Train...

So unreal...What happened? I can't even imagine what his wife, children and grandchildren are going through right now...

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Reply #18 posted 02/01/12 7:07am

steelyd

WOW WOW WOW! I understood he was a troubled man, but not that troubled. SOOOOOOO SAD on so many levels. Love you Don, RIP! sad

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Reply #19 posted 02/01/12 7:08am

Vendetta1

Chancellor said:

I can't believe this...I listen to "Media-segments" on the radio just about every day and NOBODY reported this...I just found this out via-email...

If this is true it is a great Loss of Life. Don Cornelius is the "God Father of Black Music Artists"....The Black Community always looked to him like Royalty.....3-Generations of my family watched Soul Train...

So unreal...What happened? I can't even imagine what his wife, children and grandchildren are going through right now...

Unfortunately it is true. CNN is now reporting. sad

I feel like I've lost a part of my childhood.

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Reply #20 posted 02/01/12 7:11am

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Holy Christ.

RIP to the LEGENDARY Don Cornelius.

MUCH RESPECT DUE.

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Reply #21 posted 02/01/12 7:15am

musicjunky318

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WHAT THE HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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Reply #22 posted 02/01/12 7:15am

vainandy

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Say what????????????

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #23 posted 02/01/12 7:26am

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Wow Im shocked I didnt know he was in ill health. I just tuned into Wendy Williams show when she made the announcement.

Thank you for your contribution to r&b music and showcasing fashion dance and style. I will never forget growing up and tuning into Soul Train every saturday afternoon.

RIP

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Reply #24 posted 02/01/12 7:26am

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Say what????????????

I thought of you when I saw this, because I know how much you were crazy about Soul Train. You and The Audience and another orger who used to post about the weekend Soul Train shows. What an Icon. I will always remember Don Cornelious looking slick in his turquoise leather jacket, shorts and boots. Don was the 'coolness'. Will surely be missed. sad

Every 11am on Saturdays 'Soul Train' was the jam.

A salute to the one and only "Don Cornelius"

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Rest in Power Elijah Cummings. Thank you for your fight for human rights/justice. Your legacy will never die in vain.
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Reply #25 posted 02/01/12 7:26am

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sad


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

-Cher, "Woman's World"
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Reply #26 posted 02/01/12 7:30am

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Wow! That one really threw me for a loop!!!!!eek eek eek sad sad sad

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #27 posted 02/01/12 7:32am

scriptgirl

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This needs to be stickied.

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #28 posted 02/01/12 7:32am

missfee

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WHAT???!!!! omfg

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #29 posted 02/01/12 7:32am

2elijah

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scriptgirl said:

This needs to be stickied.

I agree.

Rest in Power Elijah Cummings. Thank you for your fight for human rights/justice. Your legacy will never die in vain.
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