In Memory of Don Cornelius

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  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012

Don Cornelius: (9/27/36 – 2/1/12)

A look back at the life and legacy of Soul Train creator and host Don Cornelius, who died on Feb. 1 from an apparent suicide. He was 75.

The legendary host was born in Chicago on September 27, 1936. Cornelius got his start in broadcasting as a journalist on WVON, an African-American talk radio station in Chicago. —Britt Middleton 

(Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)