Don Cornelius, Soul Train Creator, Dead at 75

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Don Cornelius, the creator of Soul Train, was found dead this morning inside his Sherman Oaks home. He was 75.

Authorities discovered the body around 4 a.m. local time - his son called 911 - and say Cornelius was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. An investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department is ongoing.

Don Cornelius Picture

In 1970, Cornelius - who worked as a disc jockey in Chicago - premiered his R&B-themed dance show on station WCIU. It was moved into syndication the following year, eventually relocated its studio to Los Angeles and ran until 2006, although Cornelius dropped out as host in 1993.

The producer underwent a bitter divorce in 2009 and told a Los Angeles judge he was experiencing “significant health issues" at the time.

Our thoughts go out to Cornelius' family and loved ones.

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T jones

Dear Nalia: I just read your comment today. And I have to tell ya that you are a little narrow-minded racist with no ass or backbone. That’s why if you got this beat down physically, your ass would have been grass! Just be thankful that there were no KKK rallies this evening where you could have easily be seen in public because you glow in the dark!!

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Why are people surprised that Cornelius killed himself? Black people solve all their problems with guns and violence. Since blacks never seem to graduate school, they never gain the knowledge to solve problems in a normal manner. That is why black communities are so dangerous and why white people avoid them and cross the street when they see a gang of black people. The news of Cornelius is not surprising at all.

T jones

@Arthur. Me, laying on my sorry, black, stinking ass, huh bitch?...And doing nothing?! Exactly, what the fuck you think you’re doing on your ignorant racist ass?!! Every time I come on any of these forums, THERE YOUR IGNORANT SADISTIC ASS IS!! And did you just comment that you don’t have to work, because you’ve stolen everything from everybody else? That’s what the fuck I thought you said!! And you are exactly right!!! That’s all you people are good at… Stealing, and lying, and destroying!! So BITCH, don’t be telling me about no work when you don’t work your damn self!!! That makes you freaks the blood-sucking BLACK WIDOW!!

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@Arthur. Bitch, I will come and get my money and your weak ass won’t see it coming. You know why? Because you are stupid as hell!! You little weasel! What the fuck you’re gonna do??!!Choke who, bitch?? Little niggettes? Now, you don’t see where I have referred to any white children as little CRACKLETTES have you?!!! How do you know what my ass smells like? What is this about you and the smell of my ass? I mean, am I commenting to a person or a goddamn dog?!

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@Jones-You have never done anything other than lay your sorry ass around and do nothing. People of all Nations hate you. Nobody likes your sorry fucking Black Stinking Ass. You never take care of your kids. Those little Niggettes run around like the animals. You are full of poison. You remind me of a " BLACKWIDOW". I would love to chokehold your ass until the ticks popped off your ass. . The only way I would bring you money is in person. I would love the opportunity to snatch the knots out of your head. Come get yo money.

T jones

@Dave. Bitch, are you trying to tell me that you are educated?!....And you have a job?!! What idiot would hire you?!!! Also, the KKK Academy doesn’t count as an education. Anyone can burn a cross! Why are you worried about how fat my ass is? What are you doing thinking about my ass?!! Are we planning on sharing the same cell?! Tell me!! Face it, it’s people like you who should be locked up in prison cells. Some of y’all need to be locked up in cages! You commit crimes, and then you want to blame us for it!

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Jones, at the end of the day, you will still be a pathetic ignorant dredge to society, and I will continue to be gainfully employed because I actually attended school regularly and have marketable skills. Your only marketable skill is doing nothing or stealing. Therefore, until they can find a vacant prison cell large enough to fit your fat ass, I guess society will just have to deal with your pathetic fat ass.

T jones

@Dave. Horrible, isn’t it? I UNDERSTAND YOUR DENIAL. But, I’m not kidding, cocksucker! And I believe that you know what I’m saying is the truth, because your racist ass partook in it!!

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T-Jones, you ignorant ass, you seriously think you were paid less or not promoted because you're black? Wake up, bitch, it's because you're a stupid and lazy mother fucker who spends all day crying racism rather than doing your damn job! I'm sure your boss spends hours regretting hiring you, because you are just what he expected you would be, which is a typical lazy problem employee who brings down the morale of all the other hard workers who have to pick up the slack for all the work YOU DON'T DO!

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@Arthur. Oh, you WISH black people would be stupid enough to give you motherfuckers back that money in a dice game!! Oh, no one wants meeee?....No, NO ONE WANTS YOUR GREEDY ASSES INVADING THEIR CULTURE AND FORCING YOUR WAY OF LIFE ON THEM!! You bastards lack tolerance and respect for everyone, because of greed!! And now you gotta pay!

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