Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius Found Dead


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.
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