'Soul Train' creator Don Cornelius dead of apparent suicide, reports say

Townhall.com Staff

2/1/2012 10:31:00 AM - Townhall.com Staff

Don Cornelius, television personality and the creator of “Soul Train” was found dead in his home in Sherman Oaks, California Wednesday morning, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. He was 75.

According to the Times, law enforcement sources arrived at the home of Cornelius, shortly after 4 a.m. Sources told the Times that Cornelius died of a gunshot wound to the head, which appeared to be self-inflicted. There were no signs of foul play.

TMZ reports that Cornelius’ body was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.