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Singer Cuba Gooding, Sr. (1944-2017)


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Singer Cuba Gooding, Sr., father of the Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., has died at the age of 72. He was found dead in his car Thursday in Woodland Hills, California, according to authorities who said no foul play was suspected.

 

He would have observed his 73rd birthday on April 27.

 
The senior Gooding was the lead singer of the 1970s R&B group The Main Ingredient, which had Top 10 hits on the Billboard pop chart with the songs "Everybody Plays the Fool" (1972) and "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" (1974).
 
His son Cuba Jr. won the 1996 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as the brash Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell in "Jerry Maguire." He starred as a real-life football star in the award-winning 2016 FX miniseries "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."
 
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Gooding Sr. and Gooding Jr. 
 
 
 
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Singer Cuba Gooding, Sr., father of the Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., has died at the age of 72. He was found dead in his car Thursday in Woodland Hills, California, according to authorities who said no foul play was suspected.

 

He would have observed his 73rd birthday on April 27.

 
The senior Gooding was the lead singer of the 1970s R&B group The Main Ingredient, which had Top 10 hits on the Billboard pop chart with the songs "Everybody Plays the Fool" (1972) and "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" (1974).
 
His son Cuba Jr. won the 1996 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as the brash Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell in "Jerry Maguire." He starred as a real-life football star in the award-winning 2016 FX miniseries "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."
 
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Gooding Sr. and Gooding Jr. 
 
 
 

 

Main Ingredient did two great songs, "Happiness is Just Around the Bend" and "Rolling Down a Mountainside".

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