Rihanna Pays Tribute To Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius

1 February 2012, 16:54 | Updated: 1 February 2012, 16:56

The 'You Da One' star leads tributes to TV legend, who had died aged 75.

Rihanna has paid tribute to Don Cornelius, the creator of TV dance show Soul Train, who has died.

The 75-year-old's body was found by police at his home in Mulholland Drive, Caliofrnia this morning (1st February).

In a message on Twitter, Rihanna simply posted: "R.I.P Don C."

Soul Train first aired in Chicago in 1970 but became a national hit on American TV screens from 1971 to 2006.

Legendary producer Quincy Jones also paid tribute to Cornellius, telling CBS that he was "shocked and deeply saddened".

"Don was a visionary pioneer and a giant in our business," he added.