Cuba Gooding Sr, Soul Singer and Father of Cuba Gooding Jr, Found Dead
Sad news: Cuba Gooding Sr., soul singer and father to Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., was found dead in his car in Los Angeles on Thursday.
ABC7 reports that the 72-year-old was found in a 2012 silver Jaguar in Woodland Hills. Paramedics attempted to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are still investigating the cause of his death, but say there were no signs of foul play. According to ABC7, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said there were several bottles of alcohol and drug paraphernalia found in the vehicle. It appears he died either of natural causes or a drug overdose. They are awaiting a toxicology report.
Cuba Gooding Sr., was the lead singer for the soul group The Main Ingredient, whose biggest hits were "Everybody Plays the Fool" and "Just Don't Want to be Lonely."
Our condolences go out to the Gooding family.