Black Ancestors : Don Cornelius, “Soul Train,” creator dead at age 75

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  1. MS234

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...arent-suicide/2012/02/01/gIQA5qdfhQ_blog.html

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    Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius was found dead in his Los Angeles home early Wednesday morning. He was pronounced dead after the Los Angeles Fire Department transferred him to a nearby hospital, Officer Sara Faden of the Los Angeles Police Department told The Washington Post. Cornelius was 75. Update, via the Associated Press: He was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 4:56 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.


    Soul Train is an INSTITUTION IMO.



    http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2012-02-01/don-cornelius-soul-train-dies/52913978/1



    http://www.businessweek.com/news/20...oul-train-dies-at-75-in-apparent-suicide.html



    Suicide? Whatever, it doesn't lessen his greatness IMO




     
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    I've read and posted my thoughts about this on another forum. And your right,...no matter what he has done to himself...he is still a legend in our minds and hearts. If it werent for him, Soul Train weren't have been created. We would have been stuck with Dick Clark, even though he's part of our history too.
     
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    God Bless Him and His Family.

    Thanks for Sharing.

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    R.I.P. Don

    Another generational icon gone

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    Oh wow!

    May the ancestors make a space for him at the campfire.
     
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    Rosie Perez was getting down on the Soul Train line. Never forgot Rick James ( may he also R I P)..He was blowing it up.
     
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    Check'n out Don's moves on the train line. :lol: Not to long ago, i danced in the soul train line at my family reunion. My babies chuckled and said '' mama,. wat chu doin, the funky chicken? mama, you got wit the program...we do the dougie!'' Same thing, ain't it?..:lol:
     
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    rip my chicago brethren...

    one love
    khasm
     
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