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February 7th, 2012 8:55pm EST

Don CorneliusDon Cornelius' death has officially been ruled a suicide, according to a Los Angeles coroner.

The Soul Train creator was found dead of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his home in Sherman Oaks, California last week.

Officials conducted an autopsy on the beloved TV icon's body to determine the cause of death on Friday and on Tuesday medics confirmed reports suggesting the star took his own life.

Toxicology reports are still pending.

The 75 year old will be laid to rest on Monday.

 

Don Cornelius

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