Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead In His Car

Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead In His Car

LOS ANGELES – The singer Cuba Gooding Sr. died this Thursday in Los Angeles, California, reveals TMZ.

He was found dead in his car. Alert, the rescuers went to the place to resuscitate it, in vain.

The fire department responded to the scene at 12:58 PM PT

Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the cause of death is under investigation, but drug paraphernalia and alcohol were found in the car parked on a busy street, reports Fox News.

Cuba Gooding Senior, a leader of the soul group The Main Ingredient, enjoyed great success with the songs “Everybody Plays the Fool” in 1972 and “Just Do not Want to Be Lonely” in 1974.

The singer was also known as the father of Cuba Gooding Jr., an Oscar winning actor for his role in “Jerry Maguire”.

Cuba Gooding Sr. lead vocalist of the legendary r&b/pop group The Main Ingredient, and father of Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., gestures during an interview in Bridgetown, Barbados, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999. Gooding returned to Barbados to continue researching his family history. His father Dudley Macdonald Gooding was born in Barbados where he lived until age 16. So far, Cuba has already traced four generations of Goodings on the island and will use the rags-to-riches story for a book and a feature film that will be made in Barbados.” Everybody Play’s the Fool “the name of Goodings top selling 70’s hit will also be the name for the book and CD which are targeted for a February 2000 release. They will be followed by a screen play then a feature film based on the book under the same name. (AP Photo/Chris Brandis)

According to TMZ, the police suspect an overdose. An investigation is underway.

Variety says that police are still investigating the cause of death.

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