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'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius' Death Ruled a Suicide

By Darrick Thomas on
Iconic Soul Train creator Don Cornelius, who helped launch the careers of James Brown and Aretha Franklin, has died at the age of 75. Coroners confirmed today that the cause of death was suicide.Officers responded to a report of a shooting at Cornelius' Los Angeles home at around 4 am. He was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 4:56 am at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.Soul Train aired from October 1971 to March 2006 and was one of the longest-running syndicated shows in...Read Full Story

Don Cornelius's Ex-Wife Wins Big

By Adam Wenger on
Soul Train creator Don Cornelius died earlier this week. And while he wasn't married at the time of his death, his ex-wife Viktoria Chapman appears set to rake in some serious dough. A provision in his divorce states that his former wife can collect $300,000 in life insurance. That's a pretty sum of money for a woman who reportedly pepper sprayed Cornelius while they were still together. As the world continues to mourn the loss of Cornelius, many are left wondering how the 75-year-old died...Read Full Story

'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Dead at 75

By Jill Slattery on
Iconic Soul Train creator Don Cornelius, who helped launch the careers of James Brown and Aretha Franklin, has died at the age of 75. The cause of death is an apparent suicide.Officers responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Los Angeles home at around 4 am. He was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 4:56 am at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.Soul Train aired from October 1971 to March 2006 and was one of the longest-running syndicated shows in television...Read Full Story

Pictures: Don Cornelius and Ex-Wife Victoria Cornelius

By Jill Slattery on
Legendary Soul Train creator Don Cornelius has died at the age of 75 of an apparent suicide.Officers responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Los Angeles home at around 4 am. He was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 4:56 am at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center."I am shocked and deeply saddened at the sudden passing of my friend, colleague and business partner Don Cornelius," Quincy Jones told USA Today. "Don was a visionary pioneer and a giant in our business...Read Full Story

Don Cornelius, 'Soul Train' Creator, Gets 3 Years Probation for Domestic Abuse

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Producer Don Cornelius (R) and wife Victoria arrive at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party held at the Beverly Hilton on February 10, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)more pics ┬╗eerDon Cornelius, who created the hit dancing showcase Soul Train, used to have every episode close with the tagline, "We wish you love, peace, and soul!" But he was founded guilty of practicing anything but that in a Los Angeles court today. Cornelius, 72, was found guilty of misdemeanor spousal abuse...Read Full Story