Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in auto, aged 72

Cuba Gooding Sr. Reportedly Dead at 72

Gooding's solo output included three albums, The 1st Cuba Gooding Album (1978), Love Dancer (1979) and Meant to Be In Love (1993) which he recorded after interest in the Main Ingredient peaked with the release of Aaron Neville's cover of Everybody Plays the Fool.

In early 2017, Cuba appeared on Inside the Actors Studio, where he opened up about his father. Together they had four children: Cuba Jr., an Oscar victor for Jerry Maguire; Omar, an actor and rapper; April, an actress and comedian; and Tommy, a musician.

In 2002, Cuba Gooding Jr. brought his family, including his late father, Cuba Gooding Sr. They separated in 1974 and then got remarried in 1995.

"They're very supportive. Very supportive", Gooding Jr. told ET at the premiere.

Police said that there were no direct signs of murder at the crime scene where Cuba Gooding Sr's body was discovered.

Omar Gooding aka "Big O" is an American actor, rapper, voice artist, and comedian. He has acted in films like Ghost Dad and Baby Boy, for which he received critical praise for his role as "Sweetpea". In it, Gooding plays a comedic father name Anthony Stallworth. The fourth Gooding child, Tommy Gooding is a musician. CPR was attempted at the scene but it proved fruitless, TMZ reports.

Gooding, a NY native, and his first wife Shirley divorced, but remarried several years later.

Winter also noted that the investigation into Gooding Sr.'s death is ongoing, and cause of death will not be determined until an autopsy is completed.

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