Don Cornelius, Soul Train Creator, Is Dead

Soul Train creator Don Cornelius was found dead Wednesday morning in his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home. He was 75.

He “died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,” L.A. Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter tells PEOPLE. “Earlier this morning, paramedics had responded to his L.A. residence at the 12,600 block of Mulholland Drive. He was transported to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:56 a.m. An investigation is ongoing.”

Beyoncé Leads Soul Train Nominations

The awards keep on coming for Beyoncé. Not long after picking up her five Grammys, the pop diva is now the frontrunner for the Soul Train Music Awards, recognizing R&B, hip-hop and gospel artists, Reuters reports.

Beyoncé picked up a leading four nominations – two for her debut solo album, “Dangerously in Love,” including best R&B/soul album (female) and album of the year, and two for her hit “Crazy in Love,” for best R&B/soul single (female) and best video.