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With its catchy introduction featuring an animated, psychedelic smoke-spewing locomotive, "Soul Train" became destination TV for teenagers across America in the '70s.
The great Don Cornelius passed away yesterday, and the death is been classified as apparent suicide. When the 75 years old dead body was found, he had a single gunshot wound on his head. Born September 27, 1936, died February 1, 2012. He is survived by 2 sons.
Since the announcement of his death, encomiums upon encomiums have poured in from stars and others alike, who are all remembering the man who made the catch-phrase-LOVE, PEACE & SOUL very popular.
Aretha Franklin said in a statement: "It's just so sad, stunning and downright shocking ... a huge and momentous loss to the African-American community and the world at large.
Don Cornelius single handedly brought about a melding and unity of brother and sisterhood among young adults worldwide and globally with the unforgettable creation of Soul Train."
DJ D-Nice: Before hip-hop became mainstream, there weren't many platforms for us to display our talents. Thank you Don Cornelius & Soul Train.
Omar Epps: RIP Don Cornelius! Thank you for creating a platform which helped uplift me throughout my childhood!
Brian Mcknight: I was really sad when I woke up to hear of the passing of an icon a mentor and more Importantly my friend Don Cornelius we will miss u !!
Snoop Dogg: RIP Don Cornelius. LOVE PEACE AND SOOOOUUULLLL 4eva.
Marlon Wayans: RIP don cornelius. A legend, a pioneer, a genius. In your immortal words “love peace & soul” make God boogie..
Kevin Hart: RIP Don Cornelius "Love Peace & Soul"
Earvin Magic Johnson: Don Cornelius was a pioneer & a trailblazer. He was the first African-American to create, produce, host & more importantly OWN his own show. Don’s contribution to us all is immeasurable. My condolences to his son & my good friend Tony Cornelius & the entire Cornelius family.