Don Cornelius, the creator of the ground breaking television show “Soul Train” has been found dead.
TMZ is reporting that the body of the 75-year old was discovered this morning at around 4 AM PT in his Sherman Oaks, California home. According to the report police believe Cornelius died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Sources said there was no sign of foul play, but the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating.
“Soul Train” was a very popular variety show that featured performances from many star R&B, soul and hip hop acts. It aired from October 1971 to until March 2006.
As the show’s host, Cornelius ended each episode with the popular catchphrase: “I’m Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace and soul!”
R.I.P. Don Cornelius.