Soul Singer Cuba Gooding Sr found dead

April 21, 2017

The soul singer father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr has died, aged 72.

Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr, has been found dead in his car in Los Angeles, according to ABC. He was 72.

He was reportedly found slumped over inside his car in Woodland Hills, California on Thursday but 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.

He 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.

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

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