Archive for February, 2012

R.I.P. Don Cornelius (September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012)

Don Cornelius born in Chicago in 1936, has passed at the age of 75, here in Los Angeles, California from what the police report was a self inflicted gunshot.

Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show “Soul Train,” apparently shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home, police said. He was 75.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 4:56 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.