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Don Cornelius' Autopsy Report Reveals Years Of Suffering

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Don Cornelius Autopsy Report

This is so sad.

Details of the autopsy report for Soul Train’s Don Cornelius reveal the legend had been dealing with unbearable pain for quite some time.

Cornelius died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his temple back in February at age 75.

Now, the report is stating that Don was plagued with seizures after suffering an aneurysm 15 years ago, in which no medication seemed to dull the pain.

Don’s son found his father’s body on February 1 and told investigators:

"[I] found the back door open and detected the odor of smoke…then found [the elder Cornelius] unresponsive on a chair. 911 was dialed."

Wow. We can’t even imagine how horrible that must have been to witness.

Cornelius was reportedly “very depressed” for about six months before his death and told his son, "I don't know how long I can take this,” before committing suicide.

Heartbreaking.

Rest in peace, Don…your legend lives on.

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4 comments to “Don Cornelius' Autopsy Report Reveals Years Of Suffering”



  1. 1

    Don Cornelius had a big impact on so many people! He will be remembered and missed by millions! I loved Dick Clark and American Bandstand, but even as a young lady, Soul Train was where it was at! I loved Soul Train and Don! I will miss him! God Bless his family!



  2. 2

    Perez, thanks for posting this. My heart breaks for what he had to endure. I hope he is at peace.



  3. 3

    unfortunate he was not aware of hemp oil. it would have helped him tremendously.



  4. 4

    So sad. No one should have to live like that.