Cuba Gooding, Sr., lead singer for the 1970s soul group The Main Ingredient and father to Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. is dead at the age of 72. He was supposed to be 73 next week.
Gooding was found dead in his car on Thursday, the 20th day of April, 2017 in a 2012 silver Jaguar in the 22100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California around 1 p.m..
Police are still investigating the cause of his death.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office said there were many bottles of alcohol as well as drug paraphernalia found in the vehicle. They said it appears he died either of natural causes or a drug overdose.