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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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Mollie    

WHY WOULD HE SHOOT HIS SELF IN THE FOR. HE WASN'T THINKING ABOUT HIS KIDS. BUT HE WILL BE TRULY MISS. I REMEMBER HIM FROM SOUL TRAIN

964 days ago
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Raejean    

Sorry to hear this and that he was in a position where he felt he had no other options.

964 days ago
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Redskin_Chick    

R.I.P Don Corneilus. Its just sad that he was in so much pain he couldnt take it anymore. Heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

964 days ago
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kiansmommie    

Please please please Harvey and crew... Dont post that call.. That is extremely heartbreaking i can only guess... I dont think any of your loyal fans want to hear this one buddy..

964 days ago
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SashaB    

I lost my mom to suicide in October 2010. My heart goes out to his family. Death is hard enough but when you lose someone you love in such a tragic way- when they take their own life- that shock can just be overwhelming. Prayers go up to his family...

964 days ago
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Mike    

Its a lot of ignorant ass poster on this page, tgrfan42069, GloryBee and the rest of you stupid sons of bitches

964 days ago
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Justice    

A lot of people are under the assumption that suicide is a self-imposed ticket to heaven. But, it is not. All that we have to do is search the scriptures, and we will see for oursleves that we serve a God of Life. He is not a god of fear, or of death.

When Jesus died on the cross, He conquered death, and took away its sting. Why would David declare in Psalms 118:17' that he will "not die but "live and declare the works of the Lord!"

God's grace is sufficient for anything that we are faced with in this world. If we reject the help that He is offering us during our time of troubles, then we are rejecting Him. How can we go to heaven by rejecting what God has to offer?

No way! Being a Christian means being "Christ like". Christ endured the hardness all of the way to the cross. Satan tried to tempt Jesus with suicide. Jesus rebuke Satan and reminded him that he should not even tempt the Lord thou God. In other words, don't even mess with me with that mess, Satan. Suicide is a lie!

5Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

6And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

963 days ago
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Nann    

My sympathies to Don, his sons, family, friends, and admirers.

963 days ago
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Matt    

It's so sad that so many proms commit suicide. Sometimes it seems to be better for your happiness NOT to be famous!
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Matt    

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Matt    

Most people forget that fame is not everything and that health is always first... Hotels Davos

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Matt    

Excuse my ignorance but who is Don Cornelius?

910 days ago
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korey hunt    

it was around 1985 late 1985 early 1986 me k.hunt at 3 years old watching a show that had it all dancing superstar platium gold records singers and rappers and a train who can dance its ass off and a announcer voice who is smooth its wants too be i can hear sid mccoy right now soul train the hippest trip in america with guest stars evelyn king grandmaster flash and the furious five and the soul train dancers and also soul train had this cool deep voice host name than other don cornelius when i first watch it i said who's the man with suit and got a smooth cut shag haircut and a really good voice a deep voice like billy dee williams and smooth pimp on the corner they said thats don cornelius he's the host soul train and the creator and producer and owner of it i said man thats me dc started soul train in chicago with 400 hundred dollars of his own money amazing. PEACE LOVE K.HUNT RIP DC DON CORNELIUS AND SOUL TRAINS A COMIN COME ON IN JAM PEACE

894 days ago
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Joseffa    

Let's put it that way: He was a showman and he got himself a great ending with headlines all over the world. rv storage

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