Cuba Gooding Sr., the lead singer for a legendary R&B group in the 1970s and father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., was found dead Thursday, according to multiple law enforcement sources.
Gooding's body was discovered in a car parked on Ventura Boulevard in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Woodland Hills.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police told TMZ, which first reported the death, they suspected a possible drug overdose.
Gooding joined The Main Ingredient in 1971 and the group scored five top-10 hits on the R&B chart.
He also recorded two top-100 R&B hits as a solo artist.
Gooding had four children with his wife Shirley, including actors Cuba Jr. and Omar.