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In a Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997 file photo, television producer Don Cornelius holds a plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after the unveiling of his star in Los Angeles. Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning, Feb. 1,2012 at his home.
Don Cornelius, creator of the 30-year-old syndicated dance show "Soul Train," walks near the stage during rehearsals for the 15th annual Soul Train Awards show, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles.
This March 6, 2006, file photo shows former host of the television show "Soul Train," Don Cornelius at his office in Los Angeles. Don Cornelius has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery.
This March 10, 2007 file photo shows "Soul Train" creator and producer Don Cornelius during arrivals at the 21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards, in Pasadena, Calif. Cornelius has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police said Saturday Oct. 18, 2008.