Don Cornelius, ‘Soul Train’ Creator, Reportedly Dead Of Suicide

Not such good news this morning — the creator of “Soul Train” Don Cornelius has been found dead. He was 75 years old.

Cornelius reportedly suffered a self-inflicted shot to the head in his Sherman Oaks, California home, according to TMZ.

Born Don Cortez Cornelius, he was best known for producing the society-shifting African-American dance show “Soul Train.” Running from 1971 to 2006, “Soul Train” welcomed everyone from Al Green to The Jacksons and more. He even had a film surrounding the show on the horizon.

“We’ve been in discussions with several people about getting a movie off the ground. It wouldn’t be the ‘Soul Train’ dance show, it would be more of a biographical look at the project,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 2010. “It’s going to be about some of the things that really happened on the show.”

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