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Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Dad Found Dead of Suspected Overdose

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Dad Found Dead of Suspected Overdose

Cuba Gooding Sr., the father of the Oscar-winning actor, was found dead of a possible overdose.

The former soul singer passed away on Thursday (April 20) at the age of 72. He was found in his car, which was parked on the side of Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills, Calif.

The fire department was not able to resuscitate him, TMZ reports. Empty booze containers were found in the car and police suspect an overdose is the cause of death.

We send our thoughts and condolences to all of Cuba‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • CoCo Turtle

    Cuba Gooding Sr. was the founder and lead singer of the 70′s soul group The Main Ingredient. Their biggest hit, “Everybody Plays the Fool,” was riding high on the charts in October of 1972, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. RIP, Cuba!

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    Rip

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  • victorg

    DAMN!! I read it wrong. I thought it was Cuba Gooding JR.!!