Don Cornelius of Soul Train found dead at residence

Hollywood FAQs: American TV host and producer Don Cornelius, who was known for creating ‘Soul Train’ was on February 1, 2012 found dead at his residence at Sherman Oaks, CA. The law enforcement bodies informed that they suspect he committed suicide.

The body of the TV personality was found by the cops at 4 am . Reports said that Don died of a gun shot wound on his head which looked self inflicted.

Cornelius was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. ‘Soul Train’ had changed the whole scenarios of the world of TV when it debuted in the year 1971 and continued till 2006.

Don’s family has been informed of his death. In the year 2009, the TV presenter was going through a bitter divorce proceeding. The producer was alleged to have beaten up his wife and pleaded no contest to misdemeanor domestic violence and was later placed on 3 years of probation. He told the LA judge that he was suffering from significant health issues and wanted to finalize the divorce before he dies. However, the divorce was granted in the year 2010. Some of the close friends of the TV host revealed that he was dealing with several health issues for years which included stroke and also a condition that require brain surgery.