Don Cornelius Commits Suicide

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The creator/host of the classic show Soul Train has shockingly shot himself to death.

He was a legend, a silky-voiced purveyor of hot R&B sounds that made you get off your feet and boogie along with the show's audience members.

And in the process of doing the show, he was breaking all sorts of boundaries and moving things forward in our culture.

I'm so stunned I can't even think of a sensible response.


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Rick James
Rick James

cocaine and white women with big juggs are a bitch.

Enjoy Enjoie
Enjoy Enjoie

I met him in Person.. My name is Enjoy Enjoie; I flew from Italy to LA to break into the Music Bis. Somehow, we, my ex-husband Fiorenzo Nisi and i got into his office for a meeting. he was very professional, very tall very handsome, dressed to kill and very gay. We also met his young lover and personal ass. we went out to lunch together, and I can tell you that he was gay.Oh by the way, I am Black.

latenitebump
latenitebump

so! that was your break (into the muse biz)? lunch? what are you munching on, now? obviously, don felt jody watley was a better risk!black but not black enuff...sed!

VonD
VonD

So tragic, poor thing. RIP, Mr. D!

latenitebump
latenitebump

thank you for this blog/write up/news--mister musto! don cornelius was a revolution in (black) american television! the hippest trip in america! channel 5; saturday mornings! broke many black artists: chaka khan and rufus, shalamar, etc.love, peace, and soul!r.i.p. mister cornelius! and thank you! for making my saturday mornings (worth getting out of bed for).didn´t miss a show back in the day!

Ynnocence
Ynnocence

"I'm so stunned I can't even think of a sensible response." Sometimes a silent moment of remembrance is better than a torrent of words. Poor conflicted guy, for whom society wasn't as fully prepared as it is today, may he rest in peace.

P H
P H

Since would be very relevant factors if true, apparently he had health problems and a rocky marriage, which many speculate was a long term marriage of convenience because he was gay.

Back in the day you couldn't drop that kind of double whammy of folks... it was enough getting accepted on tv for being black. After all the years there was probably never a good time to out himself, seemed like a private guy that was low key. Guess time will tell regarding all of his life's personal details. 

Let's just enjoy reruns of Soul Train and remember the better side to his life story. What a guy! The name, the style, the class, that VOICE.

latenitebump
latenitebump

it´s time to get down!something else you wouldn´t know about!

latenitebump
latenitebump

and as the man would say:

"and you can bet your last money! it´s gonna be a stone gas, honey!"i guess, the honey was for you! girlfriend!

latenitebump
latenitebump

can you prove that he was gay? i would assume that you are white (american) and homosexual! ("what a guy!" "let´s enjoy the reruns" "the name, the style, the class"....give me a break...is that all you have to say? proves you were never there!)

noodle
noodle

take a chill pill girl! you would think someone was bad mouthing a family member of yours.  Rumors exist for a reason, I'm from LA and I too always heard that he was gay.  Since being gay is a big deal in the black community I can understand your reaction, FYI I'm latino.

latenitebump
latenitebump

a latino who thinks he´s white! latino as in south of the border latino, senorita cosa?

Jessie
Jessie

Calm down, latenitebump. Those in the music biz have heard stories that Don was gay for years. (Remember O'Bryan?...)

latenitebump
latenitebump

i never heard any of the black, gay sistas talk about it. now, the black, gays have said...was gay; such and such was gay; but don cornelius...never heard the sistas discuss that issue before. i´ll check it out with my afro sistas, tho, and see if it´s true.never even heard wendy williams touch that 1!is that why he never let sylvester perform on soul train because he would be exposing himself?i don´t go by speculation and rumours.but i have heard...was gay...and...was gay.i´m not one to gossip!wubba; wubba!

Rew Starr
Rew Starr

RIP innovator & soulful KiNG... thank u for all you brought to us... xXx

Stomp
Stomp

Sounds like troubled marriage, medical issues, etc, but who knows? Very sad. The show airs every night but I forget on which channel.

Davore
Davore

WHAT???? This is crazy shit.

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