Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Don Cornelius, Creator and Long-Time Original Host of "Soul Train," R.I.P

Don Cornelius, the creator and long-time original host of the long-running syndicated television musical-variety series Soul Train, passed away from an apparently self-afflicted gunshot wound at age 75.

Mr. Cornelius' remains were found on Wednesday morning at his Sherman Oaks, California home.

Soul Train, over the course of its' 35-year run, would go on to become the longest-running first-run syndicated series in television history.

Don hosted the show from the beginning in 1971 until he stepped down in 1993.  The series ceased production in 2006.

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