Don Cornelius's passing has affected fans and celebs alike.
Music legends Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle echo the condolences of fans of the Soul Train creator.
It's just so sad, stunning and downright shocking … a huge and momentous loss to the African-American community and the world at large.
Don Cornelius single handedly brought about a melding and unity of brother and sisterhood among young adults worldwide and globally with the unforgettable creation of Soul Train.
Patti had similar thoughts:
I will always treasure the fond memories I have of working with Don over the years and being part of the history that he created through Soul Train.
He will truly be missed and my heart and prayers go out to his family.
We'll miss you, Don!
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