DEAD: Cuba Gooding Sr

DEAD: ON THIS DATE Cuba Gooding Sr. (aged 72)
American singer and actorCuba Gooding Sr. (April 27, 1944 – April 20, 2017) was an American singer and actor. He was the most successful lead singer of the soul group The Main Ingredient, replacing former lead singer Donald McPherson who was unexpectedly diagnosed with leukemia in 1971. According to Billboard, as the lead vocalist he scored five top 10 hits most notably, “Everybody Plays the Fool” (1972), peaking at No. 2 for three weeks, and peaking at No. 3 on Billboard′s all-genre Hot-100 list. “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely” (1974), “Happiness Is Just Around the Bend” and “Rolling Down a Mountainside” were also top 10 hits on Billboard charts. He also recorded as a solo artist with hits of his own.DEATH: On April 20, 2017, one week before his 73rd birthday, Gooding was found dead in his vehicle while parked on a street in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. CPR was performed by the fire department but they were unable to revive him. An autopsy determined he died of natural causes.He is interred (buried) at the Trinity Church Cemeteryin Manhattan.

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