News of Don Cornelius’ death sent shock waves through the entertainment industry. Even more shocking was the way he died. Sources indicate that the Legendary creator of Soul Train died of an apparent suicide. Here’s how TMZ is reporting it…

We’re told cops discovered the body at around 4 AM PT. Law enforcement sources tell us … Cornelius died from a gunshot wound to the head and officials believe the wound was self-inflicted.

We’re told Cornelius was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Soul Train” changed the landscape of television when it debuted in 1971 and ran until 2006.