Don Cornelius has made it clear he does not want to die ... married.
The "Soul Train" king was so desperate to get a divorce from his ex-wife Viktoria, that he actually put the following lines in divorce papers he submitted to L.A. County Superior Court:
"I am 72 years old. I have significant health issues. I want to finalize this divorce before I die."
The judge must have seen things Don's way -- the divorce was granted a couple of weeks ago.
Don Cornelius -- I Want to Die Alone
7/20/2009 9:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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