Officials Investigating Death of 'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius


Officials Investigating Death of 'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius


Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said the 75-year-old died from a self-inflicted gun wound but police are looking deeper into the situation.

Don Cornelius, the man who famously created television dance series "Soul Train", died in the hand of a gun. The 75-year-old committed suicide in his Sherman Oaks, CA home and his body was found by the cops on Wednesday, February 1 morning at around 4 A.M. PT.

Cornelius was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:56 A.M. from "an apparent suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told The Hollywood Reporter.

Cornelius' family has been notified by the officials who are still investigating the death. Shawn Holley, Cornelius' lawyer and good friend, told TMZ, "This is devastating news. Don was a kind, funny and brilliant man. Even though his many health battles had left him frail, he remained vibrant, courtly and always sharp as a tack."

Despite his success, Cornelius has had tumultuous life. Beside his arrest in 2008 for beating up his wife and his divorce proceedings a year later, Cornelius was plagued with health issues, particularly a stroke that required him to have brain surgery.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Pregnant Beyonce Is 'Going Into Hiding' as She and Jay-Z Are 'Signatures Away From a Divorce'
  2. Report: Michael Strahan Begging to Return to 'Live! with Kelly' After Feud With 'GMA' Co-Host
  3. Bye J.Lo! Drake Rings in Valentine's Day With Model Twins Whose Surname's Tattooed on His Arm
  4. Beyonce's Ex Manager Reveals How the Singer Is Trying to Save Her Marriage to Jay-Z
  5. Kris Jenner Cradling Baby Dream Kardashian on Valentine's Day Is Just Too Cute
  6. Brad Pitt Acknowledges Angelina Jolie's 'Crush' on Jared Leto
  7. Portia de Rossi 'Livid' Over Ellen DeGeneres Putting Their House on Sale
  8. Scarlett Johansson Doesn't Believe in Monogamy Since It's 'Unnatural'
  9. Kourtney Kardashian Hugs Mystery Man as Scott Disick Remains MIA
  10. Report: Kris Jenner Secretly Advising Lamar Odom on How to Win Back Khloe Kardashian

CELEBS PHOTO