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UPDATE: 2:50 pm EST

Don Cornelius, the long time host of Soul Train, shot himself in the head early this morning. It was his own son who called the police around 4:00 AM who dispatched the paramedics to Don’s Sherman Oaks home. 

According to police sources, Cornelius did not leave a suicide note at the home where he shot himself.

Don Cornelius, the legendary host of long-running music show Soul Train, was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, CA home this morning.

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According to police it appears he committed suicide.

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As Reported by TMZ:

We’re told cops discovered the body at around 4 AM PT.  Law enforcement sources tell us … Cornelius died from a gunshot wound to the head and officials believe the wound was self-inflicted.

We’re told Cornelius was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Soul Train” changed the landscape of television when it debuted in 1971 and ran until 2006.

Officials have notified Don’s family.

Cornelius was 75. Stay locked for further developments…

SOURCE: TMZ

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