Soul Singer and father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding jr has died. .
The death of the 72 year old was confirmed by Gooding Jr’s publicist. Cuba Gooding Sr was the lead singer of soul group -The Main Ingredient, he had a brief solo career with Motown Records.
According to reports, his body was reportedly found in a parked car in the San Fernando Valley in California on Thursday afternoon.
Los Angeles Police Department did not name Gooding Sr, but confirmed it investigated the death of a man found in a car on Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, at around 1pm.
A police spokesman said there was “no indication of foul play or homicide” and the case had been passed to the coroner.
Los Angeles Fire Service said it responded to a medical aid request on the street shortly before 1pm.
Gooding Sr’s biggest hits with The Main Ingredient were ‘Everybody Plays The Fool’ in 1972 and ‘Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely’, in 1974.
Gooding Sr and his wife Shirley had four children; actors Cuba and Omar, musician Tommy and daughter April.
The couple reportedly separated in 1974 but remarried in 1995.