Don Cornelius, the creator of 'Soul Train,' apparently shot himself in the head in his Beverly Hills mansion early this morning. The 911 call to LA city fire dispatch was placed by his son around 4:00 A.M., according to TMZ.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... one of Don's two sons made the call around 4:00 AM ... and paramedics were immediately dispatched to Don's Sherman Oaks home in an effort to save his life.

Don was transported to a nearby hospital -- where he was later pronounced dead.

Cornelius was 75 years old.

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  • lnp03

    This is so sad! I love Don Cornelius and Soul Train! May he rest in peace! Wishing him......Love, Peace & Soul!

  • steph L

    Just awful, leaving your family with this to bear! :coffee:

  • laterthannever

    Whoa!

    Guessing he watched the revamped awards?

  • YepIsaidIt

    I'm always a skeptic, so show me the gun powder residue test for Don's hand. They need to do a thorough investigation. :coffee:

    RIP

  • The Makeup Maven

    I still can't believe this! :no:

  • CFREE

    :no: :sad:

  • TerranceAllen

    I didn't know he had any children........but this is just sad! I mean who knows why he took this route, but suicide should not be an option, I mean he was 75 years old that's like running the ball down the field and getting tackled on the 1yard line! He was almost home anyway I guess...and Im not trying to be insensitive or anything, but this is just a horrible way to die! So many questions left unanswered, I just wish he was able to reach out to someone or that someone around him would have noticed something different in him, and talked to him a little more! My prayers go out to his family and friends..........what a tragedy! SMH @neosoulrocstr

  • Strawberrys and cream

    :thinking: its a shame I dont believe nothing, t.v internet, news, blogs say anymore. :rolleyes:

  • Chocolate Diva

    RIP DON

  • change

    For lack of better words
    He will be inserted back into the matrix...at this point in time all is forgiven until that day comes

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcDvEbep4Sc lashellebelle

    Strawberrys and cream says:

    its a shame I dont believe nothing, t.v internet, news, blogs say anymore.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    :cosign:

  • Hershey

    But why? :crying: :crying1:

  • The Makeup Maven

    ShelleBelle :hug: NICE GRAVI, MA! :yes:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    OTB :shank: for sayn Obama post

    Feel for his son and feel for Don in addition to his family...

  • http://www.buzzfeed.com/burnred/the-25-funniest-autocorrects-of-2011-281t JMO

    There is an Obama post up ...

    Sandra, whats going on with this dayum cricket ad??

  • The Makeup Maven

    <--- CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE 16TH! :coffee:

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    Still sad...Don't want to get into this again... :kona:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    There is an Obama post up …
    ____________________
    Yeah I know I caught that :oops:

  • prynsexxx

    I wonder if they are going to release the 911 call like they did Demi's?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcDvEbep4Sc lashellebelle

    Tatts!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey LADAAAY!! :hug: :heart:

    THANK YOU!

    Confession: Do you remember the scene from Menace II Society when Samuel L. Jackson AJ Johnson & two other dudes were sittin' around the table? (early on in the movie)
    Ok. So when Sam shoots the shyt talker & one of the card players says, "Tatt. Tatt. Tatt," I swear that's how I say your name in my head!! #random

  • iheart

    The Makeup Maven says:

    <— CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE 16TH!
    _____

    SO you can :hump:

  • I Go There

    The Makeup Maven says:

    <— CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE 16TH
    ____________________________

    Of March... :hahaha:

  • Anna

    laterthannever says:

    Whoa!

    Guessing he watched the revamped awards?

    ~~~~~~~
    They didn't even invite him this yr. Was he even in the audience?
    May he be at peace now.

  • The Makeup Maven

    @ Iheart - Not just that, but for lack of better words... :lol:

    @ Ebo - YEAH, THAT TOO! :hahaha:
    :whistle:
    Dont do it
    please dont do it

    :lol:

  • change

    IGO
    You have the dates mixed up :hahaha:

  • change

    IHEART
    Your gravi is more than the heart can handle and I mean that very literally...

  • lady_cn

    That's sad that his sons were the ones to find him like that...if that's the way it happened. :coffee:

  • I Go There

    change says:

    IGO
    You have the dates mixed up
    _______________________________

    Oh no I dont... :lol:

  • The Makeup Maven

    @ Shelle - PAAAHAAAAAAA :rofl: HEYUL YEAH I REMEMBER THAT PART! THAT WAS MY FAVORITE PART...ESPECIALLY HOW THAT NIGGA WAS HOLDING THAT GYAT!

    BTW - is it wrong of me to say when I see Don Cornelius, all I think about is that part from Dead Presidents when the feds was bustin' through Chris Tuckers house and he was dead and Don Cornelius introduced Al Green was on Soul Train...but Chris was dead w/that needle in his arm?
    :thinking:

  • Anna

    prynsexxx says:

    I wonder if they are going to release the 911 call like they did Demi’s?

    ~~
    Why did they bother w/Demi's, it was altered.

  • change

    Oh I forgot Igo :hahaha:
    carry on :coffee:

  • YepIsaidIt

    lady_cn says:

    That’s sad that his sons were the ones to find him like that…if that’s the way it happened.

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    :cosign:

  • The Makeup Maven

    Baby - He knew EXACTLY what HE was saying! :yes: :rofl:

    That nigga gettin' bold, ain't he?! :biggrin:

  • vero

    Another racist post :shrugs:

  • change

    I don't know what he waitin on
    In my yeezy voice: Who gon stop him huh!

  • change

    Vero
    Why is everyone/thing racist today? Are you okay/serious? Or is this an ongoing joke??

  • http://www.buzzfeed.com/burnred/the-25-funniest-autocorrects-of-2011-281t JMO

    That awkward moment when ... a co-worker gives you something they think is important to read and you toss it in the trash and they come right back saying something about it, asking where is it :ashamed:

  • vero

    :lol: Change. I'm dead serious. People on this blog don't like foreigners, like me = Racism

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7Wbw7QdQcE&feature=related ALBoy

    :lol: @ Denise

  • I Go There

    What... what I say.

    I was just saying... :shrug:

  • I Go There

    JMO says:

    That awkward moment when … a co-worker gives you something they think is important to read and you toss it in the trash and they come right back saying something about it, asking where is it
    ___________________________________________________

    You aint shait... :lol:

  • vero

    Even Sandra. No empathy towards me who can't relate to some of the stuff you guys talk about.
    And don't try to Change the subject. You know what you did.

  • The Makeup Maven

    Baby - Not know one I know! I'm waiting for that day! :coffee:

  • change

    Vero I doubt that seriously. I just think some people on this blog don't like common sense it has nothing to do with you hun :hug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcDvEbep4Sc lashellebelle

    @ Tatts

    It can't be any more wrong than me damn near WRETCHING at the sight of the pic Sandra posted of him.

  • West Coast Chick

    I wonder what demon was chasing him for him to end his own life?? espefcially at 75? Im at a lost :no:

    RIP Don Cornelius. I :heart: soul train, just like every other Black person. I feel extra sorry for his sons who had to bare witness to the madness. Wow, my heart truly goes out to his family.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :no: This is awful, depression is one cruel spirit

  • YepIsaidIt

    Nicole's body makes me :ashamed: Her face, however, makes me want to hide in the :kona: Why she look like Jacko bout the face? :thinking:

  • laterthannever

    They didn’t even invite him this yr. Was he even in the audience?
    May he be at peace now.

    That is so disrespectful! Agreed.

  • YepIsaidIt

    Wrong post ^^^^ That's what happens when you're looking from your work pc and your phone at the same time. LOL :ashamed:

  • http://www.buzzfeed.com/burnred/the-25-funniest-autocorrects-of-2011-281t JMO

    YepIsaidIt says:

    Wrong post ^^^^ That’s what happens when you’re looking from your work pc and your phone at the same time. LOL :ashamed:
    _________________________________________________________________________

    Dont you hate that :haha:

  • YepIsaidIt

    @JMO, Yea usually a bish can multi-task better than that but I have bitter heaux all around me :hahaha:

  • OutsidetheBox

    :haha: @Choc for knifing me and @Yep for lack of attn. :lol:

  • http://www.buzzfeed.com/burnred/the-25-funniest-autocorrects-of-2011-281t JMO

    :rofl:

  • WUT-IZ-SWAGU

    Usually when a person commits suicide by shooting themeslves in the head there is a death reflex that makes them grip the gun. It is not like in the movies where the gun falls out the hand. It is usually a tight grip if they died instantly.

  • LadeeA

    so sad...

  • Destinee

    :casket:

  • LittleBigMouth

    Damn and on the first day of black history month, may he rest...