After learning of Don Cornelius's death by suicide we reached out to a few artists to comment on his passing. One of them was Lenny Kravitz.
Lenny had this to say about Don and he also tweeted it;
"Brother Don Cornelius. You made being black beautiful. May you rest in peace, love and soul."- Lenny
We are learning that the person who made the 911 call regarding Don Cornelius's apparent suicide was his own son. Don has two sons but it has not been released which one made the call.
The call was made shortly after 4 a.m. and no suicide note was left. We can only imagine the horror his son must have felt when discovering his body.
As we previously reported, Don was taken to a nearby hospital where he later was pronounced dead, so when his son found him, he was still alive.
Don Cornelius was 75 years old.-DocFB
Here are tweets from celebrities reacting to the passing of legend Don Cornelius.
It is with sadness and shock that we have learned that legend Don Cornelius, former host of "Soul Train" has been found dead. His death is being ruled a suicide.
He was found dead about 2 hours ago, 4 a.m. pacific time in his home in the San Fernando Valley of Sherman Oaks, California.
He died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Cornelius was 75 years old.
"Soul train" debuted on the air in 1971 and ran until 2006.
We are stunned by the news of Cornelius's passing.......-DocFB
Here is an old school clip of James Brown being interviewed on Soul Train by Don Cornelius and a special appearance by a 19 year old Al Sharpton. Interesting topics and man....Al Sharpton's hair doo. Man!
Ok, I will leave it at that and enjoy.-Dr.FB