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.
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.
Rest in peace, Don…your legend lives on… Souuulllllllllllllllllllllll Train!