A few hours before Don Cornelius committed suicide, he talked to his son.

So said Tony Cornelius himself today in an interview on CBS, telling Gayle King that his famous father - who founded Soul Train in 1970 and ended his life via a gun shot to the head - called him just hours before pulling the trigger. Tony described the chat as a "call of urgency."

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An Egyptian soccer match between two longtime rivals descended into a violent melee yesterday as fans supporting the winning side rushed the field at the end.

They attacked players and fans in clashes that reportedly killed at least 79 people.

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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.

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Robert Hegyes, who played Jewish Puerto Rican wheeler-dealer Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on the 1970s classic show Welcome Back Kotter, has died.

An apparent heart attack was the cause. He was 60.

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