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Don Cornelius shoots self to death



Published: Wed, February 1, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m.

Don Cornelius shoots self to death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show “Soul Train,” shot himself to death this morning at his home, police said. He was 75.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m., police said.

He was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 4:56 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.


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