Gone But Not Forgotten: Music Stars We Lost in 2012
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 05: Soul Train creator Don Cornelius poses at Millennium Park on September 5, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage) Getty Images

The suicide of "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius shocked the music community today (Feb. 1). Artists immediately took to Twitter to share their memories and condolences for the music and TV pioneer. Here's what some artists had to say.

Photos: Don Cornelius Through the Years

Diddy @iamdiddy: Love Peace and Soul - RIP Don Cornelius
Wyclef Jean @wyclef: JUST WOKE UP TO SOME SAD NEWS , R.I.P. Don Cornelius founder of SOUL TRAIN
MISSMYA @MISSMYA: Condolences to the family, friends + associates of Don Cornelius. So grateful4 his decades of innovative contribution to black music. R.I.P.
YoungJeezy103 @YoungJeezy103: 1st day of black history month. R.I.P Don Cornelius
NICKI MINAJ @NICKIMINAJ: R.I.P. Mr. Cornelius
ice cube @icecube: Rest in Peace, Love & Soul...Don Cornelius
MC Hammer @MCHammer: It meant more to me to perform on #SoulTrain than to win a Grammy .. Loved U So Much Don.. Thank U RIP #DonCornelius
Talib Kweli @TalibKweli: RIP the legend Don Cornelius. Soul Train was a huge part of my saturday mornings growing up. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/...
Big Boi @BigBoi: Woah RT @HarveyLevinTMZ: We just broke story ... Don Cornelius is dead...apparent suicide. Soul Train changed TV
nile rodgers @nilerodgers: Don Cornelius RIP - The 1st time I played Soul Train it changed my life! Thank you for creating a funkier more informed world
Ginuwine @Ginuwine: RIP Don Cornelius Someone who paved the way for black music I still remember my first time on soul train what an experience
Deborah Cox @Deborah_Cox: I just heard the news of #DonCornelius. I am shocked. Speechless at the moment. Speechless. Lost for words.
Bun B @BunBTrillOG: God bless Don Cornelius. Soul Train was often imitated but never duplicated. Staple of millions of homes on Saturday mornings. RIP. #salute
rihanna @rihanna R.I.P Don C
Russell Simmons @UncleRUSH: so sad about Don Cornelius >> http://bit.ly/x1ssLQ -- RIP
Q-Tip @QtipTheAbstract: When I did soul train ill never 4get Don Cornelius came 2 me after rehearsal n said "you are a star! A giant!" No don u R! RIP