Tag Archives: Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius Death Ruled Suicide By Coroner’s Officials

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Full Story Credit: AP

Source: Yahoo News – AP

Posted: Tuesday February 7, 2012 @ 6:20 pm PST

Topic: Don Cornelius

Coroner’s officials on Tuesday ruled Don Cornelius’ death a suicide, nearly a week after the “Soul Train” creator and host killed himself with a gunshot to the head.

The agency made the determination after conducting an autopsy on Cornelius’ body.  Investigators are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests before issuing a final report.

Police quickly ruled out foul play after responding to Cornelius’ Mulholland Drive home early Wednesday morning. His son had alerted authorities after receiving a call from his father.

Cornelius, 75, started “Soul Train” in 1970 and it became one of the longest-running syndicated shows in history, introducing audiences to many top music acts and providing a never-before-seen TV platform for black culture.

The popular host was honored Saturday in Harlem with a lively celebration in tribute to Cornelius and the wide-ranging influence of his show.

His son, Tony Cornelius, released a statement last week asking for privacy and thanking fans.

“We thank all the well-wishers and the fans who have supported the ‘Soul Train’ legacy. Love, Peace and Soul,” the statement read, incorporating his father’s famous sign-off from the show.

Don Cornelius Soul Train Host & Creator Found Shot Dead (Videos)

Blogged By: La Tray / De De Tillman

Blog Source: The New York Times / BET

Photo Credit: Billboard

Video Credit: Hollyscoop / Soul Train YouTube Channel

Posted: Wednesday February 1, 2012 @ 2:06 pm PST

Topic: Don Cornelius

Soul Train host and creator Don Cornelius was found shot dead in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday February 1, 2012 from an apparent suicide according to the Los Angeles Coroner office and the L.A.P.D.

Someone called the police department at Cornelius home in Sherman Oaks, California on Mulholland Drive a little bit before 4:00 am Wednesday morning and it was reported gun shots were fired. When the police arrived at the home, they entered the home when someone let them in and found Cornelius lifeless on the floor which appeared to be gun shot to the head that seemed to be self-inflicted according to Ed Winter, the Los Angles County assistant chief.

Cornelius was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at 4:56 a.m.

Cornelius was 75.

RIP Don Thanks For The Hippest Trips In America – Love, Peace & Soul.

Don Cornelius Soul Train Host and Creator

BET and Centric is honoring Cornelius’ legacy by having a full TV program line-up.


BET Programming Lineup

Wednesday, February 1

6:00 p.m.* – 106 & PARK Special Episode


Thursday, February 2

8:00 p.m.* – SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2011

CENTRIC Programming Lineup

Wednesday, February 1


12:00 a.m.* – 24-hour SOUL TRAIN Marathon

Thursday, February 2

24-hour SOUL TRAIN Marathon continues…

Friday, February 3

9:00 p.m.* – SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2011

Saturday, February 4

10:00 a.m.* – 12-hour SOUL TRAIN Marathon

10:00 p.m.* – SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2010

Sunday, February 5

9:00 a.m.* – 12-hour SOUL TRAIN Marathon

*All times are ET/PT.

Soul Train Classic Dance Line Saluted By: De De Tillman

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger De De Tillman

Blog Source: YouTube – Soul Train – Don Cornelius


Video Credit: YouTube- (You Should Be Dancing – steve3ri) –  (Gladys Knight and The Pips – carwashlondon) – (Earth Wind and Fire, Mighty Mighty – ) – ( Tha’s The Way I Like It, KC and The Sunshine Band – jcbsebrigh)

Posted: Sunday August 14, 2011 @ 1:25 pm PST

Topic: Soul Train

Soul Train, The Hippest Trip In America Produced and Created By Don Cornelius, Soul Train had great dancers,  Damita Jo Freeman, Pat Davis, Darnell Williams Sharon Hill and more.