Don Cornelius. Donald Cortez Cornelius (September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012) was an American television show host and producer widely known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and music show Soul Train, which he hosted from 1971 until 1993. Cornelius sold the show to MadVision Entertainment in 2008.
- Donald Cortez Cornelius, September 27, 1936, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
- Television host, producer
Mini Bio (1) Don Cornelius was born on September 27, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Soul Train (1971) and Jackie's Back! (1999). He was previously married to Viktoria Chapman and Delores Harrison. He died on February 1, 2012 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California ...
Feb 01, 2022 · What was Don Cornelius's cause of death? According to former Soul Train host Shemar Moore, Cornelius's health had already been in decline in the lead up to his death. On February 1, 2012, Cornelius was found unresponsive in his home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital in Los Angeles.
Feb 01, 2012 · Don Cornelius' death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound has drawn new attention to the dark side of the "Soul Train" founder. Cornelius, 75, was plagued by health problems in the last three ...
Don Cornelius, Soundtrack: Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. Don Cornelius was born on September 27, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Soul Train (1971) and Jackie's Back!
- Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA
Feb 03, 2012 · "It was a sense of urgency." Two days after Don Cornelius' shocking suicide at age 75, his son Tony Cornelius talks for the first time about receiving a distressing phone call from his father just ...