Soul singer and father to actors Omar and Cuba Gooding Jr., was found dead in his parked Jaguar. The fire department responded to the scene around 1pm Thursday where they found Gooding Sr. unresponsivse, and was sadly not able to be resuscitated.

It was reported that the 72-year-old overdosed. Gooding Sr. leaves behind his longtime wife and four children. He was the lead singer in a soul group called The Main Ingredient, known for its 1972 hit “Everybody Plays the Fool” and 1974 hit “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely.”


Rest in Peace Cuba Gooding Sr.