R.I.P. Cuba Gooding Sr (Everybody Plays The Fool) (born April 27, 1944- Died April 20, 2017)

R.I.P. Cuba Gooding Sr (Everybody Plays The Fool) (born April 27, 1944- Died April 20, 2017)

R.I.P. Cuba Gooding Sr. From wikipedia: the Main Ingredient reached the R&B Top 30 for the first time in 1970 with "You've Been My Inspiration". A cover of The Impressions' "I'm So Proud" broke the Top 20, and "Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling in Love)" went into the Top 10. In 1971, they scored again, with the McPherson-penned black-power anthem "Black Seeds Keep on Growing," but tragedy struck that year. Don McPherson, who had suddenly taken ill with leukemia, died unexpectedly. Stunned, Tony Silvester and Luther Simmons re-grouped with new lead singer Cuba Gooding, Sr., who had served as a backing vocalist on some of their previous recordings and had filled in on tour during McPherson's brief illness.
The Gooding era began auspiciously with the million-selling smash "Everybody Plays the Fool", which hit number two R&B and number three pop to become the group's biggest hit. It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in September 1972.[1]

Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead in Car in Woodland Hills POSTED 5:17 PM, APRIL 20, 2017, BY MELISSA PAMER, UPDATED AT 06:16PM, APRIL 20, 2017
KTLA 5 Los Angeles, California

Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in Woodland Hills Thursday.

Celebrity news site TMZ first reported the death of the 72-year-old, who was the father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr.
Los Angeles police confirmed about 4:30 p.m. that detectives were responding to the discovery of a man dead in a car on Ventura Boulevard near Farralone Avenue in Woodland Hills.
The 2012 Jaguar being examined by police at the scene is registered to Cuba Gooding Jr. and Shirley Gooding, according to DMV records. Shirley Gooding is Cuba Gooding Sr.’s wife.
Since it appeared to be a “non-homicidal death,” the county coroner’s office will identify the victim “at the appropriate time,” said Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Paul Vernon of the Topanga Division. The cause of death is yet to be determined, Vernon said on Twitter.
Paramedics received a call for medical aid in the 22100 block of West Ventura Boulevard just before 1 p.m., a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
The adult male victim was declared dead on scene, she said.
A county coroner’s van remained on the scene as of about 6 p.m., when the Jaguar had been removed from the street.
Cuba Gooding Sr. was the main singer in the soul group The Main Ingredient, which produced Top 40 hit “Everybody Plays the Fool” in 1972.
Check back for updates on this developing story.
KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this article.

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