"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius dead: police

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 01, 2012 10:49 AM
"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius dead: police

(Reuters) - Don Cornelius, the creator of the iconic television dance program 'Soul Train,' is dead, police said Wednesday.

Officers discovered Cornelius after responding to reports of gun shots in the 12600 block of Mulholland Drive, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Cornelius was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, LAPD spokesman Kevin Maiberger said.

Police are at the scene conducting an investigation, Maiberger said.

(Reporting By Lauren Keiper; writing by Dan Burns; Editing by Paul Thomasch)