Don Cornelius, the producer and host of the long running music program "Soul Train" died today of an apparent suicide at his Sherman Oaks home in Los Angeles, California. One of his sons discovered Cornelius with a gunshot wound to the head and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. He was 75-years-old.
Cornelius had sustained a stroke and was struggling with an unnamed brain condition. These medical issues can trigger dementia, which leaves sufferers unsettlingly confused, scared and at times, unsure of who they are, to the point of tears. Sadly, others suffering from brain injuries have committed suicide as well, under the cloud of confusion the condition sometimes brings and it is regrettable.