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What celebs are saying about Cornelius’ death on Twitter

Updated: February 1, 2012 9:16PM



Celebrities took to Twitter to share their feelings about the death of “Soul Train” legend Don Cornelius. Below are some of their Tweets:

Octavia Spencer, actress
“And you can bet your last money, It’s gonna be a stonegas, honey!” RIP Don Cornelius

Ginuwine, singer-actor
“Make sure you always pay attention to the hurt of a loved one and friends please!!!!!”

Smokey Robinson, singer
“I regret hearing about the loss of Don Cornelius, it’s a musical tragedy. He brought exposure and positive image to black talent.”

Nile Rodgers, music producer
“The 1st time I played Soul Train it changed my life! Thank you for creating a funkier more informed world”

Ice Cube, rapper-actor
“Rest in Peace, Love & Soul...Don Cornelius”

LeVar Burton, actor
“Don Cornelius brought the LOVE every week on TV. Rest in PEACE...Your SOUL will be missed!”

Omar Epps, actor
“RIP Don Cornelius! Thank you for creating a platform which helped uplift me throughout my childhood!”

YoungJeezy, actor
“1st day of black history month. R.I.P Don Cornelius”

Sinbad, comedian
“Don Cornelius and soul train gave me so much pride growing up. Thank you Don ....R.I.P.”

Earvin Magic Johnson, former NBA star/entrepreneur
“Don Cornelius was a pioneer & a trailblazer. He was the first African-American to create, produce, host & more importantly OWN his own show”

Floyd Mayweather, boxer
“My heart goes out to Don Cornelius’ family and his loved ones.”

L.A._Reid, record executive/producer
“LOVE- PEACE and SOUL!!! Don Cornelius!!!!”

Billy Corgan, rocker
“Sad to hear about the passing of Don Cornelius of Soul Train fame. Grateful to him that he turned me on to so much great music.”



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