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Posted February 1, 2012 by Global Vito in Media
 
 

R.I.P Don Cornelius (Sept. 1936 – Feb. 2012)

R.I.P Don Cornelius (Sept. 1936 – Feb. 2012)

Don Cornelius was found dead in his Los Angeles home around 4 am this Wednesday morning. He was pronounced dead after the Los Angeles Fire Department transferred him to a nearby hospital, Cornelius was 75.

Cornelius launched “Soul Train” in Chicago in 1970 and it quickly became a seminal part of black culture, featuring the hottest music, fashion and dancing. Cornelius hosted the show until 1993. “Soul Train” was syndicated in more than 100 markets. Cornelius called the show “the godmother and godfather of all black entertainment television.”

RIP DON CORNELIUS