‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius found dead of apparent suicide. Hey everyone this is Ani Esmailian for Hollyscoop. 75 year-old Don was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, California home early Wednesday morning of an apparent suicide. So tragic. He is believed to have taken his own life as he died from a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to the hospital but was announced dead shortly after. What would prompt him to take his own life? According to some court documents, he’s been complaining of “significant health issues” for several years now. "Soul Train" changed the landscape of television when it debuted in 1971 and ran until 2006. Rest in peace Don, your legend will surely live on.