The legendary Don Cornelius, creator of the iconic "Soul Train," was found dead at his home in Sherman Oaks, California Monday morning.  According to local law enforcement, police arrived at his home at approximately 4 a.m.  For now it would appear that he died due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Law enforcement sources say he died from a gunshot wound to the head and officials believe it was self-inflicted.  He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Los Angeles police are investigating, but there was no sign of no foul play.  Don Cornelius was 75.

He will forever be known as the creator of the longest running, nationally syndicated show in television history, bringing African American music and style to the world for 35 years.  With $400 of his own money, he started the classic dance show Soul Train.  Best known as "The Hippest Trip In America", Soul Train aired for the first time October 1971.

 

 

 

 

Soul Train is an American musical variety show that aired in syndication until March 2006.  The show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists have also appeared.  Don Cornelius not only created the show, served as it's first host but also executive produced it as well.  He was what you would call, a hands on type of guy.  A genius at that, because for 35 years he gave, like the O'Jays put it "The People What They Want".

 

 

Don shows everybody how it's done!

 

 

Wow, we will miss you Don.  I will keep you posted.  For now............................................................................. "As always in parting, we wish you love, peace and soul!!!