don cornelius

Soul Train creator Don Cornelius

*Super shocking news.

The man who created and hosted the legendary “Soul Train” program is dead at 75.

Don Cornelius was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, CA home this morning and law enforcement sources tell TMZ   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.

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