Don Cornelius: Love, peace and soul train

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Don Cornelius, creator of “Soul Train,” the television dance show dating back to the 1970s, was found dead in Los Angeles on Wednesday from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. He was 75.

An unidentified person called the police from Cornelius’ house just before 4 a.m., and said shots had been fired, police spokesman Chris No told The New York Times. Officers arrived to find Cornelius lifeless on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head. The death appeared to be suicide. He was pronounced dead after the Los Angeles Fire Department transferred him to a nearby hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Washington Post reported.

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