The legendary Don Cornelius was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, California home early this morning, after shooting himself in the head at the age of 75! Sources have revealed Don had brain surgery years ago, which led to him being a VERY angry/crazy man. He also suffered from severe depression. Story Developing…

TMZ Reports- Don Cornelius — who famously created "Soul Train" was found dead in his L.A. home this morning … and law enforcement sources tell us it appears he committed suicide.

We're told cops discovered the body at around 4 AM PT.  Law enforcement sources tell us … Cornelius died from a gunshot wound and officials believe the wound was self-inflicted.Soul Train changed the landscape of television when it debuted in 1971 and ran until 2006.

Officials have notified Don's family. 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."

Don Cornelius was 75.




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