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Shemar Moore

I Couldn't Fill Don's Shoes

On "Soul Train"

2/1/2012 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Former Soul Train host Shemar Moore said his “heart is heavy” after hearing about the suicide of Don Cornelius -- and says it was impossible to fill his shoes on the iconic show.

Moore, who hosted Soul Train from 1999 to 2003, released a statement saying, Cornelius was “one of a kind”  ... and "showed generation after generation over 40 years how to keep it funky and get your groove on every Saturday morning on ‘The Hippest Trip In America’”.

Moore added he was honored that Don gave him the opportunity to host Soul Train for 5 years, but insists, "I didn't dare try to fill his shoes because it just couldn't be done! Don was The Man!!"

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1.

Cheryl A.    

Who asked you to?

994 days ago
2.

jeff    

You couldn't fill his underwear either.

994 days ago
3.

Delaware D    

RIP, brother.

994 days ago
4.

Whateverbytch    

Shemar is a sexually confused cornball

994 days ago
5.

Regina    

Damn straight dude!!! Glad you can admit it.

994 days ago
6.

Throwback kid    

Remember when he had that lame actress "Amy Hunter"who was in the show Pacific Blue host the show? I heard that chick was married to his son at one time, she was the worst! Soul Train really took a dive during the Amy Hunter era. RIP Mr Cornelius

994 days ago
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AllMySophmoresSayYEAH!!    

does he really need to say, like we DIDN'T KNOW!!! He acted REALLY weird and wore the GAYEST clothes. He didn't even HALF way fill Don Cornelius's shoes. R.I.P. Don-Co

994 days ago
8.

Earlene Mayo    

RIP You will really be missed. A great legend.

993 days ago
9.

Sandy24868    

That's true. Shemar should have NEVER hosted Soul Train.

993 days ago
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korey hunt    

yeah the late great don cornelius had wonderful voice for soul train shemar moore voice is so weak actually what you will hear old the time a pretty boy trying to get the girls don cornelius was'nt that he was smooth and professional with the guest stars on his show shemar moore is just what people being saying all of along his is just an actor no tranning or skill with hosting a big music program famous show like soul train if you look at clips from 1971 - 1993 when don cornelius host soul train and how he introduce artists you will be like yeah but when look at those clips from 1999 - 2003 when shemar moore was hosting soul train you will be like what the hell how did he even get on soul train to host it anyways my point of view they just you no paid him because that soul train star fest show and told him to host soul train. PEACE LOVE K.HUNT AND O'BRYAN THE FUNKMASTER AND SOUL TRAINS A COMIN PEACE

904 days ago

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