The creator and former host of Soul Train apparently committed suicide this morning at his home in Sherman Oaks, according to multiple news reports. He was 75. Soul Train was one of the most important trend setters in pop music and dance during its run from 1971 to 2006. It billed itself as the “longest-running, first-run, nationally syndicated program in television history.” The deep-voiced Cornelius hosted the show until 1993, and typically ended with the tagline “we wish you love, peace and soul.” MadVision Entertainment bought the franchise in 2008.
Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius Commits Suicide!
Posted Feb 1, 2012