Don Cornelius’s Last Conversation with His Son [Audio]

After listening to this audio from an interview with Tony Cornelius, son of Don Cornelius, the creator of Soul Train who died this week, and Tom Joyner, celebrated morning drive disc jockey and “the haaaardest working man in radio”, our sadness gave way to anger. In the 7 minute conversation, Tony reveals that his father told him ““…I don’t think Imma be here for long.”

How can a man who has given so much to our collective lives have felt so alone and out of options to take his own life? Weren’t any of the artists who graced the Soul Train stage or any of the dancers or even his contemporaries around to help this Brother? Apparently not.

In addition, Tony Cornelius spoke with CNN and offered the following:

“The family is saddened as we mourn the loss of Don Cornelius,” he says in a statement to CNN. “At this time, we respectfully ask that you allow our family and friends the privacy necessary to get through this difficult time.” Read complete story here.

R.I.P. Brother Cornelius.

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