According to spokesperson Karen Sundell, a private cremation ceremony was held on Thursday at Forest Lawn for Don Cornelius. The ceremony was attended by an intimate group of friends and family, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson who led the prayer in Don’s honor.
The Rev. Jackson who is a longtime close friend of Cornelius will also lead the eulogy at a private memorial service on February 16 at Forest Lawn.
The son of the Soul Train founder Tony Cornelius stated, “The Rev. Jackson and my father were very, very close friends and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”