Clinton Ghent, a Chicago TV host, dancer and athlete, died Saturday night.
Ghent hosted the Chicago version of "Soul Train" for nine years between 1970 and 1979 after his close friend Don Cornelius moved to Los Angeles.
Ghent choreographed some of the early Jackson 5 numbers.
He was 78 years old and had battled emphysema.
Services had not been finalized Sunday night.
Clinton Ghent, host of Chicago's 'Soul Train," dies at 78