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Don Cornelius' Son Launches Anti-suicide Foundation

2nd August 2012

The son of tragic TV and music mogul Don Cornelius has launched a suicide-awareness foundation six months after his father took his own life.Tony Cornelius found his father's body in February (12) and he has...

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Beyonce Knowles And Chris Brown Triumph At Bet Awards

2nd July 2012

Beyonce Knowles and Chris Brown won top honours at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards last night (01.07.12).'Love on Top' singer Beyonce was named Best Female R&B artist, while Chris took home the parallel award...

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Don Cornelius Hinted At Suicide Plans During Last Phone Call

24th April 2012

Soul Train creator Don Cornelius complained about his deteriorating health and hinted at his plans to commit suicide in a phone call to his son moments before he shot himself in the head, according to...

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Cornelius Remembered By Stevie Wonder And Smokey Robinson At Memorial

17th February 2012

Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson remembered tragic Soul Train creator Don Cornelius on Thursday (16Feb12) during a star-studded memorial service in Los Angeles.The iconic TV star died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the...

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Don Cornelius Shotgun Suicide Questioned By Son

9th February 2012

The son of Soul Train boss Don Cornelius says he is unsure what to think about his father's reported suicide. The influential music guru died from a fatal gunshot wound on February 1, 2012. Cornelius,...

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Don Cornelius' Son Tony: My Father Did Not Commit Suicide

9th February 2012

Don Cornelius son Tony is struggling to understand the view that his father committed suicide last week. The 75 year-old pioneer of music television, who launched 'Soul Train' back in 1970 with a budget of...

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Don Cornelius Death Ruled Suicide By Coroner

8th February 2012

Don Cornelius 's death on February 1, 2012 was an act of suicide, coroners have ruled. The Soul Train creator was found at his Los Angeles home, with a gunshot wound to the head. According...

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Don Cornelius Death Ruled A Suicide By Coroner

7th February 2012

Don Cornelius' death has officially been ruled a suicide, according to a Los Angeles coroner.The Soul Train creator was found dead of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his home in Sherman...

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Cornelius' Son Suggests 'Health And Divorce' Were Behind Death

6th February 2012

Soul Train creator Don Cornelius' son has suggested ill health and a messy divorce triggered his father's apparent suicide.The beloved U.S. TV personality was found dead at his home in Sherman Oaks, California last week...

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Fans Honour Don Cornelius With New York Dance Off

6th February 2012

Fans of tragic Dj-turned-Soul Train host Don Cornelius converged on Times Square in New York on Saturday (04Feb12) to pay tribute to the late star.Devotees donned afro wigs and bell bottoms for the 'flash-mob' dance...

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Cornelius' Son Asks For Privacy

3rd February 2012

Soul Train creator Don Cornelius' son has broken his silence in the wake of his dad's apparent suicide to beg for privacy on behalf of his family.Fans were stunned after the beloved U.S. TV personality...

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Aretha Franklin Mourning 'Downright Shocking' Death Of Don Cornelius

1st February 2012

Aretha Franklin has been left shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of beloved U.S. TV personality Don Cornelius, who was found dead on Wednesday (01Feb12).Cornelius, who reportedly shot himself at his home in Sherman...

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Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius Found Dead, Believed To Be Suicide

1st February 2012

Don Cornelius, who was truly one of the pioneers of music television, has been found dead in his home in California this morning, February 1st, with entertainment website TMZ claiming that the creator of the...

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Don Cornelius Dead At 75

1st February 2012

Beloved U.S. TV presenter/producer Don Cornelius has died at the age of 75.Cornelius is credited with introducing a host of black singers to mainstream U.S. audiences after creating TV programme Soul Train, which specialised in...

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Soul Train's Cornelius Granted Divorce

21st July 2009

American TV presenter/producer DON CORNELIUS has been granted a quickie divorce after he pleaded with a judge to let him die alone.The 72 year old, the creator of hit music show Soul Train, filed for...

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Cornelius Gets Three Years' Probation Over Wife Battery Charges

20th March 2009

American TV presenter/producer DON CORNELIUS has been sentenced to three years' probation after entering a no contest plea on misdemeanour spousal battery charges. The 72-year-old former Soul Train host/creator was arrested last October (09) after police...

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Cornelius Pleads Not Guilty

4th December 2008

American TV presenter/producer DON CORNELIUS appeared in court in Los Angeles on Thursday (04Dec08) to plead not guilty to a string of charges relating to a fight with his wife VIKTORIA in October (08). The...

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Troubled Former Soul Train Host Told To Hand Over His Guns

17th November 2008

A judge has demanded American TV presenter/producer DON CORNELIUS turn over his firearms after slapping him with a protective order days after he was charged with spousal abuse. Cornelius was additionally charged with dissuading a...

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Former Soul Train Host Charged With Spousal Abuse

15th November 2008

American TV presenter/producer DON CORNELIUS has been charged with spousal abuse, dissuading a witness from filing a police report and assault with a deadly weapon, following a dispute with his wife. The 72-year-old former host...

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Former Soul Train Host Arrested For Alleged Assault

19th October 2008

American TV presenter/producer DON CORNELIUS has been arrested by Los Angeles police on suspicion of domestic violence. The 72-year-old former host and creator of Soul Train was taken into custody on Friday night (17Oct08) after...

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Cornelius Sued For $300,000

24th April 2008

Paramount Pictures is suing TV host DON CORNELIUS' production company for almost $300,000 (GBP150,000) in connection with its programme SOUL TRAIN. Cornelius - who fronted the show between 1971 and 1993 - and his production...

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Stars Line Up For Recording Academy's Top Honours

4th January 2005

Legendary rockers LED ZEPPELIN and country music's first family THE CARTERS are among the artists named among the recipients of the Recording Academy of America's Lifetime Achievement award. JANIS JOPLIN, JERRY LEE LEWIS and...

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The Roots Star's Soul Train Fixation

4th February 2004

THE ROOTS drummer ?UESTLOVE (corr) has become so obsessed with classic music show SOUL TRAIN, he plans to collect every old episode - at any cost. The musician, real name AHMIR KHALIB THOMPSON, has...

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