Cuba Gooding Sr., soul singer and actor Cuba Gooding Jr.’s father, found dead at 72
LOS ANGELES — Cuba Gooding Sr., soul singer and father to actor Cuba Gooding Jr., was found dead in a car, according to police and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. He was 72.
LAPD officers located Gooding in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon. Authorities said they found no indication of foul play.
An autopsy is pending, according to a spokesman for the coroner.
Gooding was best known as the lead singer of soul group The Main Ingredient, which found success in the early ’70s with “Everybody Plays The Fool.”
His son, Cuba Gooding Jr., won an Academy Award in 1997 for his performance in “Jerry Maguire.”
Gooding is survived by his wife and four children.