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.