Don Cornelius Suicide to Result in Major Ex-Wife Payout

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There's a strange twist to the death of Don Cornelius.

As previously reported, the Soul Train creator took his own life early this morning via a gunshot to the head, as his son discovered his body and called 911. But it's another relative who will soon make news as a result of this tragedy.

Don Cornelius, Ex-Wife

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the music icon passed away with a pair of life insurance policies in his name - and because the suicide took place more than two years after he signed them, they cannot be challenged by California law and around $300,000 will be handed out to Don's ex-wife, Viktoria.

Who Cornelius despised.

The couple got divorced in 2009, following a conviction for Don on a charge of domestic abuse and an allegation against his wife that she pepper sprayed him on numerous occasions.

Meanwhile, countless music industry folks expressed their sympathy for the Soul Train creator via Twitter, but we'll give the final word here to Aretha Franklin.

"It's so shocking and stunning. God bless him," the artist said. "He created a solid and broad foundation for young people and adults alike to socialize, dance and have good clean fun. He united the young adult community single-handedly... Everybody loved Soul Train and appreciated Don!"

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Lol all you you seems stupid!

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CORNELIUS IN HELL IF HE DID NOT PRAY

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LISTEN MAN BEFORE YOU MAKE THE ASSUMPTON THAT WHITE WOMEN ARE TROPHY WIVES YOU REALLY NEED TO DO A LITTLE MORE TRAVELING IKEA.ARABIC WOMEN ARE DIMES AND FINE AS SHT.....INDIA WOMEN ARE FINE AS SHT,ETHEOPIA WOMEN ARE FINE AS SHT....RIO WOMEN ARE FINE AS SHT.....I BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD AND IT'S NOT JUST WHITE WOMEN MAN.......TAKE A TRIP AND YOU WILL SEE...

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well, she is a real hottie...Russian babes make the best lovers but perhaps Don was not quite up to keeping her satisfied...I mean Don looks tied and she looks refreshed. I wonder what she'll do with that $$$$$$

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Reed you are correct. Cornelius went white to have a trophy wife, but it never works when you mix cream with the cocoa. He should have stuck with his own race. His white wife probably tried to get him to be more professional and not carry on like he was from the ghetto, and the pressure was too much for him. After a while, she probably got tired of correcting his speech (Axed for Asked, Toof for Tooth, etc).

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I don't think you understand the prestige in a White Trophy! This is a Win/Win in the eyes of Black Males. Rethink your surprise in this !

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Wow! This is unbeliveable, men pay alimony, child support, divorce settlements everyday, I mean this is what Mr. Cornelius wanted a white woman by his side and a russian one at that. They hate african americans, a russian killed Bill Cosby's son while he was changing his tire on a california freeway. I know all russians don't hate us, but this is the lifestyle Mr. Cornelius bought into, yet he thought if he killed himself she would suffer, instead she's going 2 get paid because the policy was more than 2 yrs. old, how sad is that and then 2 top it all off he shoots himself in the head, I mean its all wrong, but my goodness he could have at least took some sleeping pills so that it would not have been so servere and horrendus. Now we find it was all for nothing,I know Don is turning in his grave as we speak, because this last marriage really affected him mentally ad now this broad is laughing all the way to the bank. This plot has all the elements of a lifetime movie

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I think it really is sad about his sucide,i grew up on soul train,Don was really cool,and if that russian BITCH did get his money,she should have at least gave it to his family because they were divorced and she just didn't deserve a dame thing.

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We are not here to judge his life or death. Let's pay respect to a man who influenced so many in the lset 40 years. Rip Mr. Cornelius and condolences to his family.

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It is a tragedy to see any human being take it upon themselves to take their own life!
It is selfish immoral & you are saying that you are your own creator! In which is truly God & by that being a known fact others remaining here on earth should learn from the ones who have chosen to take a cowardly way out. I am terribly sorry it happened & more so sorry for his loved ones who truly loved & adored him. As well as his fans.