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Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:41 AM

'Soul Train' creator Don Cornelius found dead




Chicago Tribune reporter
8:30 a.m. CST, February 1, 2012

"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks home early this morning, according to the L.A. Times.

Law enforcement sources said police arrived at Cornelius' home at about 4 a.m. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing.

The sources said there was no sign of foul play but that the Los Angeles Police Department is still investigating the case.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/alert/chi-soul-train-creator-don-cornelius-found-dead-20120201,0,7212176.story

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n2doc Feb 2012 OP
Botany Feb 2012 #1
qanda Feb 2012 #2
leveymg Feb 2012 #3
Kolesar Feb 2012 #4
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guitar man Feb 2012 #11
BeyondGeography Feb 2012 #12
AlbertCat Feb 2012 #15
BeyondGeography Feb 2012 #16
Hoyt Feb 2012 #13
rocktivity Feb 2012 #14
hedgehog Feb 2012 #22
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benld74 Feb 2012 #18
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Earth_First Feb 2012 #23
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6000eliot Feb 2012 #25
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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:48 AM

1. sad news

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:51 AM

2. Very sad news!

RIP Don Cornelius

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:52 AM

3. Loved Soul Train and The Midnite Special. RIP Don.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:53 AM

4. Good bye, Don

I don't know what happened. You will be missed.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:06 AM

5. Damn, I watched Soul Train all the time as a kid.

Sad news. RIP.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:07 AM

6. NOOOOOO!!

Just heard this.

R.I.P. with a heavy heart.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:11 AM

7. Rest in peace, Don.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:15 AM

8. Soul Train is back on the air.

http://www.bouncetv.com/shows

Channel 9-2 in the DC area.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:28 AM

9. Great host of a great show; thanks for the memories

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Response to Auggie (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 07:37 AM

30. Well, Don...

I will miss you. If it wasn't for you and Soul Train, we would have had to watch that American Blandstand. I can hear the whistle..."SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLL TRAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNN!!!!"

RIP, Mr. Don Cornelius.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:33 AM

10. Love, peace and soul! R.I.P.

 

n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:33 AM

11. Aww, damn

RIP Don

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:40 AM

12. Sorry to hear this...The man had an impact

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"Im white, bald, out of shape and hitting a mid-life crisis..I'd like an afro and to be able to dance like this please."

RIP, Don.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:14 PM

15. Best clothes EVER!

The fashion-tragic 70's are actually the best!

Do yo' thang!

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:27 PM

16. The pop/soul/funk that made it onto Soul Train in the early 70s was awesome

Really some of the best American music ever. Good times.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 12:26 PM

13. He was something special.

I hope he was not in "pain" for long.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 12:35 PM

14. I consider self-inflicted wounds to be foul play

particularly when they come from barrier-busting cultural icons.

When my sisters and I weren't laughing about how the white kids danced on American Bandstand, we were wishing there was a black version of it.

He was 76. Was he in good health?


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:55 PM

22. Severe depression can be a problem for an elderly person.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:29 PM

17. RIP, Brother Don...

I've always envied your velvet pipes. Another cultural icon gone!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:34 PM

18. The intro will ALWAYS be rememberd as the man will

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
TRAIN!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:38 PM

19. I LOVED Soul Train

"back in the day" it was one of the few TV shows worth watching; yes INDEED

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Wed Feb 1, 2012, 02:37 PM

20. Oh, no! RIP, Don. nt

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Wed Feb 1, 2012, 04:35 PM

21. Nothing but hearsay, but......

I lived in Chicago off and on in the 70's and at one point had a black roommate (I'm white) who claimed at the time that it was "common knowledge" in Chicago's black community that Cornelius was a heroin addict. I know nothing else about this but my roommate's statements, but maybe this is a possible explanation , if Cornelius had never , even in his advancing age, kicked the alleged habit. I've known people that chose to end their lives rhather than suffer their addiction another day. Again, nothing but speculation based on 30+ year old conversations, but if true, could conceivably have been at least a contributing factor in Mr. Cornelius doing this.
I loved Soul Train, and whatever caused him to take his life, it's terribly sad.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 08:58 PM

23. In memory of Donny...

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:08 PM

24. I'm white, in my 40's, grew up in CA

and this was one of my favorite shows growing up.

loved the music. loved the dancing..

and I hope and I would think he did know how he helped change the world and helped spread the love and music.

RIP

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:00 PM

25. RIP Don.

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Wed Feb 1, 2012, 11:04 PM

26. The man had style!

Soul Train, to me, was far superior to American Bandstand. And the dancing was far better, as seen in many youtube videos!

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Thu Feb 2, 2012, 03:48 AM

28. Memories

 

Of going to black fellow steelworkers house and partying while watching "Soul Train". RIP and thanks for the memories.

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Thu Feb 2, 2012, 03:55 AM

29. R.I.P. Don Cornelius

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 08:23 PM

31. R.I.P.

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