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'Soul Train' founder Don Cornelius commits suicide

3 years ago Wednesday, February 01, 2012 7:29:51 AM CST February 01, 2012 Wednesday, February 01 2012 Feb 1, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his home.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting found the 75-year-old at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m.

A coroner says he was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

"Soul Train" began in Chicago as a local program in 1970 and aired nationally from 1971 to 2006.

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