Don Cornelius has died. Via CNN:
Cornelius, who hosted “Soul Train” for 22 of its 36 years on the air, died Tuesday. He was 75. Police reports indicate he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The suave Cornelius was known by an entire generation of African-Americans as the dapper host of “Soul Train” who signed off each show by blowing a kiss and declaring, “We wish you love, peace and souuuullll.”
I don’t think I need to go into the impact that he had on music and television, as it is being pretty well documented elsewhere. Rest in peace, Don.