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FILE - In a March 13, 2012 file photo, Soul Train founder and Sout Train Awards producer Don Cornelius, right, appears backstage with attorney Johnny Cochran, center, at the ninth annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. Defense attorney Carl Douglas is at left. Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning, Feb. 1, 2012 at his home in Los Angeles, police said. He was 75. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)

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'Soul Train' host Don Cornelius dead of suicide

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Don Cornelius, who with the creation of "Soul Train" helped break down racial barriers and broaden the reach of black culture with funky music, groovy dance steps and cutting edge style, died early Wednesday of an apparent suicide. He was 75.. Officers responding to a report


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