|Cuba Gooding, Sr. passed away.|
The former lead singer of the soul group The Main Ingredient passed away. Cuba Gooding, Sr. was found dead in his car. He was 72 years old, a few weeks shy of his birthday.
The LAPD found his body slumped over in the Woodland Hills area.
Gooding was best known for his group's single, "Everybody Plays the Fool."
He is the father of Academy Award winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr.
The coroner is investigatimg the death. They found alcohol and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle.
Gooding, Jr. was in Toronto when he got the news of his father's passing.
The elder Gooding was born in New York City in 1944. He had a career as a singer, actor and vocal coach. He leaves behind his wife Shirley Sullivan, his four children. Cuba, Jr. and his younger brother Omar are actors.
Omar Gooding is an actor who had roles in Nickelodeon's Wild and Crazy Kids, Hanging with Mr. Cooper, Smart Guy, Cousin Skeeter and Bounce TV's Family Time.
Late Thread: The Main Ingredient.