Singer Cuba Gooding, Sr. found dead in vehicle in Calif.

Candice Alexander
April 21, 2017

Cuba Sr. was found dead in his vehicle on Thursday in the San Fernando Valley, according to TMZ.

Paramedics received a call for medical aid in the 22100 block of West Ventura Boulevard just before 1 p.m., a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Cuba Gooding Sr. lead vocalist of the legendary r&b/pop group The Main Ingredient, and father of Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., gestures during an interview in Bridgetown, Barbados, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999.

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

This is published unedited from the IANS feed. He was pronounced dead at the scene and an investigation into his cause of death is ongoing, pending an autopsy, Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told reporters.

In 2002, Cuba Gooding Jr. brought his family, including his late father, Cuba Gooding Sr.

At a home identified as Gooding Sr.'s two women appeared to be crying outside before walking away from a reporter.

Gooding, a NY native, and his first wife Shirley divorced, but remarried several years later.

Under Gooding's leadership, the band scored their first million-seller, Everybody Plays The Fool, which led to further hits, including Happiness Is Just Around the Bend and Just Don't Want to Be Lonely.

'He would pull me up on stage with him and make me finish the song because I'd seen him perform all the time. It was a lot of feeling like, "I come from royalty'".

Gooding Sr and his wife Shirley had four children; actors Cuba and Omar, musician Tommy and daughter April.

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