Cuba Gooding Father Dies of Possible Overdose at 72

Photo Credit By: Tony Lowe / PR Photos

Photo Credit By: Tony Lowe / PR Photos

Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in Woodland Hills, California, on Thursday. He was 72. TMZ reports that the soul singer was found slumped over in parked silver Jaguar in the early afternoon on Ventura Boulevard. While the fire department arrived on the scene at 12:58 p.m. PT and attempted CPR, they could not resuscitate him. Police reportedly found empty booze containers in the car and suspect he died from an overdose. Gooding was the lead singer of the ’70s soul group The Main Ingredient, which had a huge hit in 1972 with “Everybody Plays the Fool.” He is survived by his wife Shirley and their four children together–including actors Cuba Jr. and Omar.

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