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Police arrived at Cornelius' apartment at around 4AM, and while they apparently found no signs of foul play, they are investigating the case, the Times reports.
A TV institution, Cornelius launched 'Soul Train' in 1970 and hosted the show until 1993. As the face of the so-called "Hippest Trip in America," the stylish, smooth-talking Cornelius presented numerous R&B, soul, funk and hip-hop superstars -- everyone from Aretha Franklin and Barry White to Heavy D and Ice-T -- to eager fans.
Famous for its dance lines -- which allowed audience members to show off their best moves and flashiest outfits -- the show continued for more than a decade after Cornelius' departure and went off the air in 2006.
Just two years ago, Cornelius spoke to the Times about a 'Soul Train' movie he was looking to develop.
"We've been in discussions with several people about getting a movie off the ground. It wouldn't be the 'Soul Train' dance show, it would be more of a biographical look at the project," he said. "It's going to be about some of the things that really happened on the show."