Participants of a "Soul Train" flash mob make their way along the dance line during a tribute to show creator Don Cornelius Saturday Feb. 4, 2012 in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Singer Roberta Flack said Don Cornelius was an inspiration to other black performers and entrepreneurs as creator and host of "Soul Train."
**FILE** Don Cornelius poses March 6, 2006, at his office in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)