Don Cornelius, who is best known for his hit creation 'Soul Train', was found dead in his Sherman Oaks home this morning. His death has been ruled an apparent suicide.

Police officials say that they arrived on scene at Cornelius' residence at 4:00am to find him dead of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. There was no sign of foul play.

Cornelius was interviewed in 2010 and reportedly very excited about a movie showcasing his hit show 'Soul Train'.

"We've been in discussions with several people about getting a movie off the ground. It wouldn't be the 'Soul Train' dance show, it would be more of a biographical look at the project," he said. "It's going to be about some of the things that really happened on the show."