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Don Cornelius

911 Call Made By His Son

2/1/2012 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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We now know who made the call to 911 after Don Cornelius shot himself in the head early this morning -- it was his own son.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... one of Don's two sons made the call around 4:00 AM ... and paramedics were immediately dispatched to Don's Sherman Oaks home in an effort to save his life.

Don was transported to a nearby hospital -- where he was later pronounced dead.

Cornelius was 75 years old.

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tgrfan42069    

he shoulda done it on stage so we could boo or cheer

910 days ago
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Steve    

^^That's showtime at the apollo retard

910 days ago
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rini6    

Sad. Rumor is that he had a brain tumor. I can't blame him for not wanting to suffer, but there are other ways to go. R.I.P.

910 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...and NO tmz...we don't need the 911 call, spare his son at least..allow him the privacy..asking too much???????????

910 days ago
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kim    

THAT'S SOOO HORRIBLE... POOR GUY... very very sad for all...

910 days ago
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chucklehead    

what a terrible thing for a child to find.

910 days ago
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jetfanglo    

you probably will have that call on the site asap.....and i'm sure it will be heartbreaking and UNEDITED........why was demi's call "edited"?i for one don't give a s#!+ about hearing someone's distress ESPECIALLY suicide......how would YOU feel ,harve?...hmmmmm?...there but for the grace of.........................

910 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

I feel sorry for his son finding him like that. It's hard enough knowing that your parent died. Rest in Peace, Mr. Don. I am glad that you are no longer in physical and/or mental pain.

910 days ago
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parlayer    

Guess he couldn't stand Obama eithor

910 days ago
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Glory Bee    

Though I had some enjoyable hours watching Soul Train, I always thought there was something wrong with that guy. Just sooooo arrogant, I even sensed an undercurrent of hatred in him. Committing suicide and doing it so your kid could find you proves my feelings were right. Arrogant and hateful.

910 days ago
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Jay    

Please TMZ do not post the 911 call of the son who just found his father dead from a self inflected wound.

910 days ago
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patty    

does any one know what all the health problems he was having were??

910 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

My condolences and prayers, for the Family, Friends, Loved-ones, and Fans of Mr. Cornelius.


When I was 7 or 8 years-old, my late, big-brother Gregory (May The True and Living YAHWEH, bless his soul) bought
a "Soul Train" album...WHEW: "Band of Gold" Freida Payne, "The Want-Ads" The Honeycombs, Curtis Mayfield, The Jackson Five...GREAT music! Thank-you, Mr. Cornelius!


The American REVELATION (3;7), is NOW.
Psalm 2_012 is NOW, The Most Blessed Christ King YESHUA, reigns!

910 days ago
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PsyCho    

R.I.P. At least he doesnt have to suffer from all of his illnesses.

910 days ago
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Robert    

Why is TMZ so disrespectful? Why can't they have a little privacy? I mean the guy JUST died! At least wait a week if you have to start pounding us over the head with your gossip crap.

910 days ago
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