Rep. Maxine Waters was "saddened" by the news that television dance show producer Don Cornelius had died.

"Truly saddened by the loss of Don Cornelius, Soul Train Legend and Pioneer of American Music," Waters (D-Calif.) tweeted on Wednesday.

Cornelius was the creator of the television dance show "Soul Train." He was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Initial reports say that Cornelius, 75, apparently committed suicide.