‘Soul Train’ Creator Don Cornelius Dead: Stars React on Twitter
Don Cornelius — the man who created, produced, wrote and hosted the iconic television show 'Soul Train' — has died at the age of 75. Cornelius was found in his Los Angeles home on the morning of Feb. 1, 2012, and was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
Several stars took to Twitter today to mourn the death of the music icon, who helped bring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross plus many other influential black artists to homes all over America. 'Soul Train' was one of the longest-running shows in television history, with Cornelius acting as the host from 1971-1993 before handing over the show to a variety of other hosts up until 2006. He was truly a revolutionary figure in the world of black music, and stars like Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg took the time to pay tribute to him and his legacy on this sad day.