The life, career and legend of Soul Train creator, Don Cornelius is celebrated in a touching, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, documentary set to be released by Centric and The Don Cornelius Foundation.
Friends, family and industry insiders recently attended a private screening of ‘Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer and Cultural Icon’ in the Clive Davis Theater at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live. The one-hour special was met with applause and gratitude for the various accomplishments of Cornelius, who died Feb. 1, 2012. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
His son, Tony Cornelius, one of the co-producers, said the Don Cornelius Foundation, formed by the family of Donald C. Cornelius, is committed to establishing a program for awareness, prevention, and support for those contemplating suicide, or survivors who have lost loved ones. The organization is also committed to establishing programs to support those in transition and in need of healing.
The Don Cornelius Foundation, Inc., a non-profit, will launch its inaugural “People All Over The World” campaign in early 2013.
‘Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer and Cultural Icon’ features interviews by Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, Quest Love, Kool and the Gang, Eddie Levert, New Edition, Kenny Lattimore and Missy Elliott.
The film is executive produced by: Paxton Baker and Bart Phillips and co-executive produced by Tony Cornelius and Kenard Gibbs from Soul Train Holdings.
For more information about the Don Cornelius Foundation: www.TheDonCorneliusFoundation.com