Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 1999 file photo, 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. Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit “Everybody Plays the Fool,” has died. Authorities say the 72-year-old singer was found dead due an unknown cause in a car Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Brandis, File)

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," has died.
Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. was found dead in a car Thursday in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.
Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the cause of death is under investigation, but drug paraphernalia and alcohol were found in the car parked on a busy street.
The elder Gooding rose to fame for "Everybody Plays the Fool," which he sang with the rhythm-and-blues group The Main Ingredient. The song helped the family move from the Bronx to Southern California.
Cuba Gooding Sr.'s own father fled Barbados and went to Cuba — hence the name of his son — before becoming a taxi driver in Manhattan.
An email message to Gooding Jr.'s agent was not immediately returned.

 


See Also


More

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 03:51

Yesterdays: 05/29/17

May 29

Read more

A Look Back: Community Bands

On Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and preserve liberty and freedom. It was in 1971 when Congress passed the National Holiday Act which designated the last Monday of May as a federal holiday to honor those who died defending our country.

Read more