Thursday, 2 February 2012

Fairwell Sweet Prince...

The creator of the long-running US TV show Soul Train has shot himself at his Los Angeles home, police said.
Don Cornelius, 75, was pronounced dead on Wednesday morning after police answered reports of gunshots at his home around 04:00 (12:00 GMT).

Fistpumping in heaven now.....


Speaking about him, music producer Quincy Jones said: "Don was a visionary pioneer and a giant in our business."Before MTV there was Soul Train, that will be the great legacy of Don Cornelius. His contributions to television, music and our culture as a whole will never be matched."

The civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton said in a statement from New York: "I have known him since I was 19 years old and James Brown had me speak on Soul Train.
"He brought soul music and dance to the world in a way that it had never been shown and he was a cultural game changer on a global level."

It came to light during recent divorce hearings that he did have health problems however noones sure why he opt'd for this kind of exit. /sadface

27 comments:

  1. I may to young to know who this guy was like some older folks but still, to have accomplished all that only to kill yourself later on in life..damn

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  2. He sure did accomplish a lot, shame the way he went out, but who knows what was going through his head.

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  3. Sad to read such stories. Most would be under tremendous pressure in their twilight years.

    Hank

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  4. Sad to read such stories. Most would be under tremendous pressure in their twilight years.

    Hank

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  5. RIP Don, keep heaven funky for us.

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  6. RIP, sadly I have never watched Soul Train.

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  7. My g/f told me about this. It's crazy.

    RIP. Always sad, no matter what age...

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  8. This was sad to hear. I definitely remember Soul Train, though I didn't really watch it.

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  9. That`s so sad. He will be missed.

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  10. I actually read this yesterday, so sad

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  11. Cornelius isn't known over here but it's obvious the guy had a huge impact.

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  12. Gutted . . . Music's lost another great :(((

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  13. Not everyone can understand what it means to be hopeless. It's a scary place where not being alive starts to look attractive.

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  14. always so sad to hear when people commit suicide. it's just heartbreaking.

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