Soul Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead in His Car

Cuba Gooding Sr Dead
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Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in his car in Los Angeles, according to ABC. He was 72 .

The soul singer was reportedly found slumped over inside his car in Woodland Hills, Calif. at 12:58 p.m. on Thursday, but he could not be resuscitated by CPR. A spokesperson with the Los Angeles Fire Department would not confirm Gooding Sr’s identity, but confirmed to Variety that they responded to a call on Ventura Blvd. and determined the death of an adult male at that same time.

The 72-year-old was most famous for his 1972 hit “Everybody Plays the Fool,” as the lead singer of the band The Main Ingredient.

But he may best be known as the father of his namesake, Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr., as well as three other children.

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

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    1. Many thanks extremely valuable. Will certainly share site with my good friends. http://www.addtoads.com/author/cliftonbevi/

    2. rochelle J says:

      May his soul rest in the peace of the Lord..prayer to the family….

    3. PC sensitivities run amok. This report is written as more of a newsflash brief when little is known about the death and a generation may know only Cuba Jr. It does not sound like disrespect to me.

    4. Heather says:

      Your right, so disrespectful…3 other children!

    5. Michael Egan says:

      ….”as well as three other children”. Nice. And wildly disrespectful. My gosh. ONE minute search with google. OMAR, APRIL AND TOMMY GOODING.

    6. Michael B. Levin says:

      I grew up with his great music and beautiful voice. I also met Jr. while working in Las Vegas and expressed my admiration to him of his dad’s music.He was bigger than life.

    7. laurie says:

      isnt that were either Michael Jordan’s dad was killed in a robbery or Tiger Woods????

    8. Deidre says:

      RIP Cuba Gooding Sr. You will missed by all of your fans

    9. Who could be more richly blessed than to have a son like Cuda Gooding Jr. who brought fame, honor, and respect to the father he loved. Kudos and condolences to Cuba Gooding Jr. May God bless you.

      • I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH YOUR SENTIMENT, RONALD SUTTERFIELD! HE WAS RICHLY BLESSED AS WELL TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO SING AS HE ONCE DID WITH THE BAND, ‘THE MAIN INGREDIENT’. IT’S SUCH A SHAME TO HAVE LOST HIM DUE TO THE ‘SUPPOSED’ CIRCUMSTANCES. GOD BLESS THE ENTIRE FAMILY AND ALL THOSE THAT KNEW HIM WELL.

    10. Lois White says:

      Condolences to family Such a wonderful person to know R.I.P Will be missed much

    11. and as all, Ways, Our Father in heaven; Comfort those living in this world. Do not take them from this world, until, you, Our Father, in heaven are ready and they are, as Well. I wish, that we today, would truly Love our neighbors as ourselves, and also for their faults, for many of their faults, that we find are surely less than ours. May we endeavor to discover even a part of God within the least of those around us, and when approached with any challenge; find the strength to pray.

    12. It’s Cuba Gooding SENIOR, not junior the actor. And,,sadly, it’s true. Google before you call names and make a fool of yourself.

    13. You do understand that this is the actor’s father. It is Cuba Googing Junior who was in the movies.

    14. Apparently it is true :(

    15. Solomente Del Valle says:

      I as well as others, best remember him as one of the Main Ingredientes. He was famous in his own time among the soul crowd or Philly sound
      They also sang other songs i.e. I’m so proud
      RIP Sr. CUBA

    16. I loved that song !! Had no idea Cuba’s dad was part of the group that sang a song we all danced to, back in the day !! Rest In Peace :’-(

      • Holly says:

        If you ever saw a video of them singing there’s no way you could miss that smile. His sons all look just like him.

    17. Michelle says:

      So sad.

    18. what was the causes
      may he rest in price(RIP)

    19. Donna Witten says:

      RIP Mr. Gooding Sr.

    20. Geraldine says:

      Rest In Peace!

    21. Wickham says:

      Outstanding singer. RIP in Christ.

    22. gottabril says:

      They come in 3and they come fast Charlie Murphy, AAron Hernandez now Cubba Sr coincidence I think not

      • REAL 222 says:

        AARON HERNANDEZ doesn’t belong. Complete moron. The other 2 were great entertainers, not messed and people who squandered there good fortune.

        • onekathryn says:

          Real 222, My Sentiments Exactly. Two men who fought to get some kind of recognition of their talents and one who was wonderfully gifted and acted like a predator and died with blood on his hands. Does not belong with those two hard working men.

    23. Chuckster says:

      Cuba, Sr., may you and your golden voice forever be “Rolling Down a Mountainside.”

    24. Gumbomandy says:

      I loved his voice. May he Rest In Peace.

    25. Steve says:

      Rest in Paradise, Cuba!

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