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Don Cornelius commits suicide

February 1, 2012 Shive Magazine 5

Los Angeles police say “Soul Train” host Don Cornelius has died in California of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police responded to a shooting found Cornelius at his Mulholland Drive home around 4 a.m. He was pronounced dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound about an hour later at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to the coroner’s office. “God bless him for the solid good and wholesome foundation he provided for young adults worldwide and the unity and brotherhood he singlehandedly brought about with his most memorable creation of ‘Soul Train,’” said Aretha Franklin, an early performer on the show.   The Rev. Jesse Jackson Read More

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T.I. Helps Talk Suicidal Jumper Down From Atlanta Building

October 13, 2010 Shive Magazine 33

T.I. has touched many people with his lyrics and on Wednesday (October 13), the MC’s words may have saved a life. A young man who threatened to jump off an Atlanta building was coaxed out of committing suicide with the help of the superstar rapper. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a man ascended to the roof of a 22-story building on Peachtree Street just before 4 p.m., threatening to leap to his death. T.I. (born Clifford Harris) told NBC affiliate 11Alive News that he volunteered to help after hearing about the situation on the city’s V-103 radio station, which is Read More

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Timbaland Responds To Suicide News And Tells Fans “It Ain’t Nothing To Worry About”

August 27, 2010 Shive Magazine 0

  Timbaland commented on his alleged “suicide attempt” on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show and he assured his fans that there’s nothing to worry about. He explained that he was indeed upset about a theft of some personal belongings, telling Seacrest, “People steal from me all the time. Stuff did happen, it wasn’t a watch it was something else.” But with regard to the police being called based on reports of an “alleged suicide attempt“, he said “I don’t know what happened to be honest with you, I don’t know what people are talking about. . .only thing I did was take a Read More