Soul Train: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of American music show Soul Train have died?

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American music show

Soul Train

Started 2 Oct 1971
Ended 25 Mar 2006
Released48 years, 9 months ago
Run span34 years, 5 months
Episodes 1,117
Soul Train
Soul Train
w:The Staple Singers and w:Don Cornelius, right, on w:Soul Train. Publicity photo taken during production of the June 8, 1974 episode (season 3, episode 35).

About Soul Train

Soul Train was an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication on October 2, 1971 to March 25, 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, dance/pop and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco and gospel artists also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer. Production was suspended following the 2005–2006 season, with a rerun package (known as The Best of Soul Train) airing for two years subsequently. As a nod to Soul Train's longevity, the show's opening sequence during later seasons contained a claim that it was the "longest-running first-run, nationally syndicated program in American television history," with over 1,100 episodes produced from the show's debut through the 2005–2006 season. Despite the production hiatus, Soul Train held that superlative until 2016, when Entertainment Tonight surpassed it completing its 35th season. Among non-news programs, Wheel of Fortune will surpass it in 2018 (that show has already been renewed through that year).