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Soul Train Music Awards
Originally posted 02/01/2012 10:25AM
Soul Train creator Don Cornelius was found dead Wednesday morning in his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home. He was 75.
He "died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head," L.A. Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter tells PEOPLE. "Earlier this morning, paramedics had responded to his L.A. residence at the 12,600 block of Mulholland Drive. He was transported to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:56 a.m. An investigation is ongoing."
According to Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Sara Faden, Van Nuys police officers responded to his home at 4 a.m. "Mr. Cornelius was transported to the hospital where he was declared deceased," she tells PEOPLE. "Our detectives are still on the scene."
Originally posted 02/20/2004 10:15AM
The awards keep on coming for Beyoncé. Not long after picking up her five Grammys, the pop diva is now the frontrunner for the Soul Train Music Awards, recognizing R&B, hip-hop and gospel artists, Reuters reports.
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