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'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Showed No Signs of Being Suicidal, Son Says

February 06, 2012 03:19:24 GMT

'You just never know what someone is thinking,' admits Tony who insists that his father didn't seem deeply despondent before he was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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Don Cornelius might have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on February 1, but his son claimed he didn't see any signs that the "Soul Train" creator was suicidal before his death. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tony Cornelius said, "There were no signs of anything like that."

"Many people can tell you they spoke to him, they talked to him, he was smiling when they saw him," Tony further pointed out. When asked what might have triggered Don to end his life, the son responded, "He was not feeling well so it's really hard to say why my dad decided he had had enough."

"It's just one of those things. You just never know what someone is thinking," he continued on sharing his thought on his father's tragic passing. "I can tell you due to health, things like divorce and relationships, there's all kinds of things that may trigger a reaction like that. But as his son, as one who was really close, I can't tell you [why]."

Though so, Tony did note, "The factor that I would say, as his son, that really hurt him would be his health. My father had an aneurysm 15 or 20 years ago. When you're struck with that kind of problem, it affects other parts of your body. He could get around well [but] he was frustrated by his health."

A remembrance to celebrate Don's life is being planned for February 17, but the place and guests have yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, Tony looks forward to creating a foundation in his father's name to help others who are struggling. "There are quite a few kids that are committing suicide," he spilled. "Many times out of tragedy comes help."

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by lovely7 on Feb 06, 2012
I hate so bad he killed himself. I wished he had Christ in his life, before making that fatal mistake. God doesnt put anymor on us than what we can bare
posted by Realtime1 on Feb 06, 2012
One may not know what caused the suicide, if such. However, never rule out the growing phenomenon of Organized Stalking! Suicide is the goal of these groups.

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