'Soul Train' host Don Cornelius dead of suicide

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police say Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his home.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting found the 75-year-old at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m.

A coroner says he was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

"Soul Train" began in Chicago as a local program in 1970 and aired nationally from 1971 to 2006.