The death of Don Cornelius on Wednesday has caused an outpouring of messages from celebs about the legendary host of Soul Train.
Quincy Jones: I am shocked and deeply saddened at the sudden passing of my friend, colleague, and business partner Don Cornelius. Don was a visionary pioneer and a giant in our business. Before MTV there was Soul Train, that will be the great legacy of Don Cornelius. His contributions to television, music and our culture as a whole will never be matched. My heart goes out to Don’s family and loved ones.
Wyclef Jean: JUST WOKE UP TO SOME SAD NEWS , R.I.P. Don Cornelius founder of SOUL TRAIN
Talib Kweli Greene: RIP the legend Don Cornelius. Soul Train was a huge part of my saturday mornings growing up
Robin Roberts: Very sad to hear about the death of Don Cornelius, former host of Soul Train. Grew up watching that show: “peace, love and sooooul”. RIP
Nile Rogers: Don Cornelius RIP – The 1st time I played Soul Train it changed my life! Thank you for creating a funkier more informed world
Ginuwine ELGIN: RIP Don Cornelius Someone who paved the way for black music I still remember my first time on soul train what an experience
LaLa Anthony: Sad and stunned about Don Cornelius. Praying for his family.. May he Rest In Peace…
Smokey Robinson: I regret hearing about the loss of Don Cornelius, it’s a musical tragedy. He brought exposure and positive image to black talent