Don Cornelius’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 27, 1936

Death Date

February 1, 2012

Age of Death

75 years

Cause of Death



TV Show Host

The tv show host Don Cornelius died at the age of 75 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Creator and original host of Soul Train, a syndicated music program that aired for over three decades. He began the program in 1970 on Chicago’s WCIU-TV station.

His first marriage, to Delores Harrison, produced two sons: Anthony and Raymond.



“It’s always a pleasure to find something that matters.” (Don Cornelius)


“I felt that it was my mission to see to it that black talent had an opportunity to get national television exposure.” (Don Cornelius)


“I always felt a love for music, but I never got my nerve up enough to try a musical instrument in school.” (Don Cornelius)


“The ’70s and ’80s were just the period during which the best soul music was created and the best records were done.” (Don Cornelius)


“‘Soul Train’ was developed as a radio show on television. It was the radio show that I always wanted and never had.” (Don Cornelius)