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Don Cornelius, the creator of Soul Train, was found dead in his California home of an apparent suicide, TMZ reports. His body was found at 4am PT with a gun shot wound to the head which authorities have deemed as a self inflicted wound.

TMZ reports:

“During Don’s bitter divorce proceedings in 2009, he told an L.A. judge he was suffering from ‘significant health issues’ and wanted to ‘finalize this divorce before I die.’”

“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.

For more on this story, go to TMZ.

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