Father to the Oscar winner,Cuba Gooding jr. and a soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. 72, was found dead in his car in Woodland Hills Thursday afternoon.
TMZ has reported that the 72-year-old was found slumped over inside his car in Woodland Hills, Calif. at 12:58 p.m.Thursday afternoon. Goofing Sr. could not be resuscitated by CPR. A spokesperson with the Los Angeles Fire Department would not confirm Gooding Sr’s identity. Authorities reportedly found empty alcohol containers in the car, and suspect he may have died from an overdose.
“There was no transport provided,” they added. “An adult male was determined dead on scene.”
The soul singer was most famous for his 1972 hit “Everybody Plays the Fool,” as the lead singer of the band The “Main Ingredient,” as well as the father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr., as well as three other children.