Don Cornelius

Breaking News: Don Cornelius Commits Suicide

(AllHipHop News) Legendary producer/host Don Cornelius was found dead early this morning and his Los Angeles home.

According to reports, Don Cornelius allegedly took his life from a self-inflicted gunshot.

In recent years, the 75-year-old was in failing health and according to various sources, he suffered from dementia.

Don Cornelius helped revolutionize black music when he created televisions longest running dance show, “Soul Train.”

The show aired from 1971 – 1993, with Don Cornelius plan host during those years.

Don Cornelius’ association with Hip-Hop music was fleeting throughout the years.

Although a number of Hip-Hop groups appeared on “Soul Train,” Don Cornelius was admittedly not a fan of the genre.

“[Cornelius] ultimately decided that there was a duty to show the culture as authentically as possible,” according to the “Soul Train” website. “Soon after, the Soul Train Awards developed and while there were unfortunate occurrences at different shows, there was an overall appreciation for the award ceremony recognizing Hip-Hop’s contribution to American culture.”

A variety of rappers have named checked “Soul Train” in their songs, from Eric B & Rakim, to De La Soul.

Legendary rapper Kurtis Blow was the first Hip-Hop artist to appear on “Soul Train”, in 1980.

More details will be released as they become available.

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  • Roberto Ciamora

    I remember this self righteous dude preaching about god and religion in the mid 90’s during his “Ban Gangsta Rap” crusade

    Suicide is a sin tho………. Guess he couldnt practice what he preached, lol

    sorry I have no sympathy for those who commit suicide, life is tough for us all in one way or another, suicide is a cop out used by the weak

    • MrTroyMercy

      i cosign with what you are saying . you kil youreslf then you sinning .smh

    • I danced for Don for many years. Be careful on how you judge i.e. ” Guess he couldnt practice what he preached, lol.” The media never tells you the whole story. He was not that type….trust! People with strong-will always end up 6 feet under when they dont bend. Don was a very strong willed man. I’m still associated with Hollywood and Satan is still in Hollywood

      • Casor_Greener

        Please STFU!

    • According to the article, “he suffered from dementia”. Do you know what that is? Well, the definition of dementia is a decline in intellectual functioning, including problems with memory, reasoning and thinking. That said, you can post crap like this on a message board now, but if you were stricken with the same illness, you would also be unable to reason, and think before you picked up a gun. I hope you learned something from this post that will make up for the ignorance written 1 hour ago.

      • I doubt if he had dementia , he wouldn’t be blogging on ahh…then again, the way it looks, he’d probably be writing the articles!

    • Travelingman1914

      You need some type of help and prayer.

    • Celz

      You don’t know shyt.. Judging other’s is sin too.. Google dementia then edit your dumbass comment..

  • MrTroyMercy

    However I will say r.I.p although he acted boogiy toward blacks …

  • BibatheDiva

    How sad… I wonder what the back story is. R.I.P. to a true Black music icon… Suicide is such a terrible way for Don Cornelius’ legend to end.

  • He blasted himself in the head like Abe Lincoln.
    Details may get ugly , but none can erase his contribution to music.

    Kurtis Blow ripped it!

    • Q.

      You mean he got assassinated like Abe Lincoln?

      Plausible.

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  • Q.

    Way to kick off Black History Month!  Not sure I’m taking the media’s story as gospel….
     
    R.I.P. regardless

  • RiP Don Cornelius!

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  • Juan Spin Serrano

    ABE LINCOLN DIDNT BLAST HIMSELF…DUMBASS!!

  • 12factoid

    :(

  • 12factoid

    Truly sad..In a weird way though it is symbolism of what black music has become as a whole-Suicide. This is truly a End of Era. aMAZING hOW bLACK HISTORY mONTH Starts…What’s Next?

  • rep87

    RIP HE WILL BE MISSED MAY GOD BLESS

  • illymac

    Damn they done killed the soul train dude..
    Blamed it on failing health issues and dementia..

    By Grandmaster Grouchy Greg??
    Thats what U call ya self??

  • quietnice

    Dementia is a horrific illness, not only does it effect the individual, but his family. It destroys the brains ability to function properly. None the less, I cant see killing myself, but who knows his circumstances??? Rest in Peace Don Cornelius

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  • TheBoxcarHobo

    RIP…

  • they starwhacked this niga, hollywood full of sick twisted politics and they dont wanna see a black man who dont take orders on the comeup helping his peoples ya feel me?

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