Don Cornlieus, the creator of "Soul Train," the first television program that highlighted the talent of African-American musicians has died. According to reports, the police found Don's body inside his Sherman Oaks, California, with the cause of death from a single gunshot to the head. There is speculation that it might have been a suicide. Don was 75. "Soul Train" changed the landscape of television and influenced more than two generations when it debuted in 1971 and ran until 2006.
In 2009 Don was involved in a bitter divorce from his white wife and reportedly told the judge that he was suffering from "significant health issues" and wanted to "finalize this divorce before I die." The year prior Don was arrested in 2008 for beating up his wife. He pled no contest to misdemeanor domestic violence and was placed on 3 years probation. His probation just terminated. The divorce was granted in 2010. May he find love, peace and soul.