Many celebrities have expressed grief over the death of “Soul Train” founder Don Cornelius and some have even sent their condolences online.
Authorities have ruled Cornelius’ death a suicide, but despite his decision to take his own life, many are choosing to honor his legacy by celebrating his contribution to music and creative expression.
Questlove issued a statement earlier today that expressed his sentiments as a child of the 70′s who grew up watching “Soul Train” and how it forever changed the young minds of urban America.
Here’s what Questlove had to say…
its amazing timing that my arrival on earth and his greatest creative manifestation came within 9 months of each other. both symbolizing a new hope for urban America. most won’t get it til now (especially now that he’s gone) but i pray that Don knew of the appreciation he had in all of us born after 1968.
you people will have to forgive me…im just kinda writing from the heart….sporadic thoughts tears and snot are spilling out and whatnot. im certain dream and toure and nelson will do his legacy justice in print….
i just felt the need to write something.
We all feel you Questlove…
Here is an African-American man who is completely believing in new talent…taking a risk and that in itself is history!
In the African-America race it was something that we had of our own. You could look at the TV and see… reflection.
It was really great for young people to watch. [VIDEO]
I’ve been watching Soul Train video’s all afternoon….
Love… Peace… and SOUL!
R.I.P. Don Cornelius