Don Cornelius Dead

Don Cornelius is dead.

Don Cornelius dead

Don Cornelius, creator of “Soul Train,” has died after suffering a gunshot wound at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Wednesday morning. He was 75.

Los Angeles police confirmed with the AP that Cornelius died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers responded to a report of a shooting at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m.

He was later pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Cornelius hosted the long-running dance show, “Soul Train,” from 1971 until 1993. The show continued until 2006.