Damn....there's not much to say about this tragic turn of events.
Soul Train creator/original host Don Cornelius was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, CA home by a family member. LAPD believes his death is a suicide and said Cornelius suffered a gun shot wound to the head, which appears to be self-inflicted. He was 75 years old.
Don Cornelius is an entertainment icon, and even though I didn't grow up the original Soul Train era, it is clear that the show had a huge impact on pop culture, from music to fashion to dance. There would be no Yo! MTV Raps, MTV Jams or 106 & Park had there not been a Soul Train first.
Rest in peace Don.