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.
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The Los Angeles coroner's office ruled today that Don Cornelius's death was caused by a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head.
Officials made the determination after Cornelius's autopsy on last Friday. Police ruled out foul play when they discovered Cornelius.
His son, Tony Cornelius, called the police when he received a phone call from his father.
Tony said the following in a statement thanking supporters:
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The ladies of The View took their turn remembering Soul Train legend, Don Cornelius.
Whoopi commented on how Soul Train transcended a generation and everyone remembers the show.
Sherri Shepherd commented on how she learned to dance (and spell!) from the famous music show.
Check out the video above and see the ladies discuss Don Cornelius.
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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.
Aretha said the following on his death:
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Law enforcement agents state that Don Cornelius did not leave a suicide note before his death.
It has been said that the Soul Train creator had been suffering for health problems that affected his life for years.
The pain was said to be excruciating and unbearable.
Sad. We hope he found peace in his own way.
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Oh no!!! Our heart is breaking!!
Don Cornelius was a visionary!!
But unfortunately the 75 year old Soul Train creator has been found dead in his Sherman Oaks home from an apparent suicide.
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