The creator of Soul Train, Don Cornelius, has died after an apparent suicide. Police believe Cornelius shot himself in the head at his home.

FOX News Radio's Sabrina Sabbagh reports:

Don Cornelius was found at his Los Angeles home this morning with what police say was a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was transported to a local hospital, but pronounced dead shortly after. With the creation of 'Soul Train', Cornelius helped break down racial barriers, exposing America to black culture.

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Despite his early success, Cornelius had a troubled marriage and in 2009, was sentenced to three years' probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery.

He was 75.

In Los Angeles, Sabrina Sabbagh, FOX News Radio.

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