View Full Version : It's raining Soul Train conductors, bitchez!

02-01-2012, 06:46 AM
Don Cornelius -- who famously created "Soul Train" was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, CA home this morning ... and law enforcement sources tell us it appears he committed suicide.

We're told cops discovered the body at around 4 AM PT. Law enforcement sources tell us ... Cornelius died from a gunshot wound to the head and officials believe the wound was self-inflicted.

We're told Cornelius was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"Soul Train" changed the landscape of television when it debuted in 1971 and ran until 2006.

Officials have notified Don's family.

Cornelius was 75.



During Don's bitter divorce proceedings in 2009, he told an L.A. judge he was suffering from "significant health issues" and wanted to "finalize this divorce before I die."

Cornelius was arrested in 2008 for beating up his wife. He pled no contest to misdemeanor domestic violence and was placed on 3 years probation. His probation just terminated.

The divorce was granted in 2010.

Sources close to Don tell us ... the TV icon was plagued with health issues for years ... including a stroke and a condition that required brain surgery.

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02-01-2012, 07:36 AM
he had such a smooth voice, cept when he was beating his wife then it got all crazy and shit. Remember when bowie knife played.


02-01-2012, 07:36 AM
Damn, I love Soul Train. RIP to one of the coolest motherfuckers on the planet

02-01-2012, 08:28 AM
RIP. In a weird twist of events I had Thanksgiving with his ex a couple years ago. Hot.

02-01-2012, 08:34 AM
o noes!

02-01-2012, 08:35 AM
Damn, I love Soul Train. RIP to one of the coolest motherfuckers on the planet
Tell that to his ex wife. Ha!

You know, his left hook did have a nice swag to it.

02-01-2012, 08:43 AM
Shitty news R.I.P.

02-01-2012, 08:45 AM
I wish you would have titled this "It's raining Peace, Love, and Souuuuullll, bit$#@"

02-01-2012, 09:29 AM
At a minimum it needed the Souuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuullll bit, I agree.

02-01-2012, 07:22 PM
Wow, I guess the "Soul Train" is rising to Heaven or descending to Hell. My favorite part of Soul train was that Asian girl with the super long hair that danced on most of the latter episodes. She must be old by now.

02-01-2012, 07:30 PM
So did you ever get on there and dance?