It has been reported that Cornelius was in fact fount with a gunshot wound to his head, just early on February 1, 2012, this according to TMZ. The Law enforcement sources have confirmed that the bullet wound was self-inflicted.
Cornelius was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, but was pronounced dead upon arrival. His family has been notified of this incident, and he had earned his fame as a music industry icon when he launched Soul Train in 1971.
Rapper Ice Cube is among the stars paying tribute to the late Cornelius, tweeting on Tuesday morning:
“Rest in Peace, Love & Soul…Don Cornelius.”
Cornelius was 75-years-old.