Don Cornelius Dies

Published: Wednesday 1st Feb 2012 by David

Don Cornelius, the host of long running series Soul Train has died today, aged 75.

Said to have committed suicide, his death was caused by  a gun shot to head and was found in his home Californian home in the early hours of this morning.

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  1. Kmisha February 1, 2012


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  3. BAA February 1, 2012

    This is so sad. He was such an Iconic man. He will b missed and i hope its not a suicide. May the Lord wrap he arms around his family at this tragic time. #R.I.P Don

  4. Bey Fan… February 1, 2012

    Awww damn. How sad. 75 yrs old and commenting suicide, tho?? WOW

    RIP…he set the stage for shows like TRL and 106 & Park. And the most iconic moments in legends lives were on that Soul Train stage.

    RIP Donald

  5. aishaaguilerakeys February 1, 2012

    That’s just sad.

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  8. Slewis February 1, 2012

    RIP Don. So sad. He was an iconic figure in so many black households.I grew up watching Soul Train since its inception.

  9. PYTFROMAL February 1, 2012

    Suicide? Didn’t expect to read that. How sad. Rip

  10. mobwife February 1, 2012

    Wow….. damn….. suicide 0_o?

    I swear we are losing more and more ppl of all ages and stripes to suicide! We need to hold our love ones a little closer ppl and help them through hard times!

  11. Texas Cowgirl February 1, 2012

    He lived an amazing life. It is kinda shocking that he would go out like that but even successful people commit suicide.

  12. chocolatebox February 1, 2012

    Don Cornelius never led a civil rights march, launched a boycott or gave a speech before a cheering crowd of protesters.

    But his impact on America was as profound as virtually any civil rights leader,

  13. Oceanmate February 2, 2012

    It seems so unreal….I actually (very briefly, about 30 sec.) met him and got a chance to shake his hand. He was truly an icon and will be greatly missed.

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