“Soul Train” creator and host Don Cornelius was found dead this morning in his California home. He was 75.
According to The Los Angeles Times, officers responded to a report of a shooting at Cornelius’ home around 4 a.m. He was later pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical centre.
“The death was reported as a suicide, a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,” Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told Reuters.
“Soul Train” was one of the longest-running nationally syndicated shows in history, airing from 1971 to 2006.
Cornelius premiered “Soul Train” as a local dance show. The show jump-started the careers of artists from the Jackson Five to James Brown.
Meanwhile, Leslie Carter, sister of singers Nick and Aaron Carter has died at age 25.
Carter passed away in upstate New York according to Access Hollywood. No further details about the cause for death have been released.
“Our family is grieving right now and it’s a private matter,” the Carter family said in a statement. “We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter and granddaughter, Leslie Carter. We request the utmost privacy during this difficult time.”
Carter married in 2008 and gave birth to daughter, Alyssa Jane last spring.
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