Thursday, February 02, 2012

Rest in Peace Don Cornelius (Soul Train)

The late Don Cornelius Hosting Soul Train

Wadau wapenzi wa kipidndi cha Soul Train. Host wa Soul Train, Don Cornelius alijiua jana nyumbani kwake. Alijipiga risasi. Habari zinasema kuwa alikuwa anaumwa magonjwa kadhaa.  Hawakusema alikuwa anaumwa nini.

Kwenye party nyingi tulikuwa tunaiga ile Soul Train  Line. Mtindo wa watu kujipanga  mistari halafu wachezaji wanapita wawili wawili wakionyesho vitu vyao!  Mtindi huo bado unaendelea.

Mungu ailaze roho yake mahala pema mbinguni. Amen.


Soul Train' host Don Cornelius dies in apparent suicide

Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his home, police said. He was 75.

Officer responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m., police said.

He was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 4:56 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.

"Soul Train" began in Chicago as a local program in 1970 and aired nationally from 1971 to 2006. It brought the best R&B, soul and later hip-hop acts to TV and had teenagers dance to them. It was one of the first shows to showcase African-Americans prominently, although the dance group was racially mixed. Cornelius was the first host and executive producer.

The Soul Train Awards plan to return to the air after a two-year hiatus to recognize those who helped shape R&B music.

Record executive Antonio "L.A." Reid, singers Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Chaka Khan and Charlie Wilson will be honored on the two-hour music special to be taped in Atlanta.

The awards are scheduled to air Nov. 29 on Centric — a new channel jointly operated by the BET and MTV Networks divisions of Viacom.

Actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will co-host the awards first started by Don Cornelius, the creator of the syndicated music show "Soul Train."

The last awards show was held in 2007 in California.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Don Cornelius. Condolences to his family, friends, and all people who enjoyed "Soul Train" over the years. I certainly enjoyed watching the show in the 80's.