Wednesday, March 20

Breaking News: Soul Train's Don Cornelius Dead; Apparent Suicide

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Breaking news on the Hollywood home front.  Media reports say Don Cornelius, 75,  is dead as a result of an apparent suicide.  Reports are saying his death was caused by a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head. However, the investigation is continuing. Don Cornelius, Photo Courtesy: Don Cornelius and The Museum of Broadcast Communications

The creator of Soul Train was pronounced dead at his home in the Los Angeles area around 4:00 this morning. (February 1). 

Soul Train was a mainstay in homes all across America  for many years and created numerous careers in the music industry. If you’d like to share a few words about Mr.Cornelius and how his dedication to entertainment and Soul Train impacted your life, feel free to post a comment here. 

In the meantime, our PatrickLee Hamilton is in Los Angeles on the breaking story. Stay with SmoothJazzTimes.com for a complete report.

 

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