‘Soul Train’ Creator Don Cornelius Commits Suicide

Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show “Soul Train,” is dead at 75 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Police responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home around 4 a.m. He was pronounced dead about an hour later at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to the coroner’s office.

Us Weekly reports that when Cornelius was in court in 2009 for divorce proceedings, he complained of “significant health issues.”

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