TMZ, Don Cornelius, the creator and famous host of the hit show Soul Train (which ran from 1971-2006), was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, CA home this morning. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ it appears he committed suicide. Cops discovered the body at around 4 a.m PST.
Cornelius died from a gunshot wound to the head and officials believe the wound was self-inflicted. He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He was 75.
I would be lying if I said I was a regular viewer of Soul Train, and, of course, I didn't watch it when Mr. Cornelius was hosting. However, he is a legend, and to lose any legend is upsetting. But to lose a legend who felt the need to end his life himself is even sadder. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP!