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Russell Simmons

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@UncleRUSH Sharing my thoughts on the passing of Don Cornelius. I loved that man.

Raheem DeVaughn

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@Raheem_DeVaughn On the 1st day of Black History Month I wanna Say RIP to Soul brotha Don Cornelius thank you for all you contributed to BLACK MUSIC.

Marsha Ambrosius

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@MarshaAmbrosius I remember thinking I'd 'made it' after performing on Soul Train. Career moment I'll never forget. Rest in Love Peace & Soul Don Cornelius.

Wendell Pierce

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@WendellPierce Don Cornelius gave African American artists exposure when American Bandstand wouldn't. Love, Peace and Sooooooooul. Rest in Peace

Jill Scott

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@missjillscott It was a major milestone appearing on Soul Train. A dream realized. I'm so sorry for Don Cornelious's family. May God grant you peace.

Earvin Magic Johnson

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@MagicJohnson Don Cornelius was a pioneer & a trailblazer. He was the first African-American to create, produce, host & more importantly OWN his own show.

Holly Robinson Peete

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@hollyrpeete Loving listening to mainstream media reporting and eulogizing Don Cornelius and explaining what a "soul train line" is ;) RIP Don

Talib Kweli

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@TalibKweli Don Cornelius created the pilot for Soul Train with 400 dollars of his own money.

Keri Hilson

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@KeriHilson Black music never looked so good. R.I.P. Don Cornelius

Diddy

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@iamdiddy Love Peace and Soul- RIP Don Cornelius ….

Omar Epps

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@omarepps RIP Don Cornelius! Thank you for creating a platform which helped uplift me throughout my childhood!

MC Hammer

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@MCHammer It meant more to me to perform on #SoulTrain than to win a Grammy .. Loved U So Much Don.. Thank U RIP #DonCornelius