Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in his car in Los Angeles, according to ABC. He was 72.

The soul singer was reportedly found slumped over inside his car in Woodland Hills, Calif. at 12:58 p.m. on Thursday, but he could not be resuscitated by CPR. A spokesperson with the Los Angeles Fire Department would not confirm Gooding Sr's identity, but confirmed to Variety that they responded to a call on Ventura Blvd. and determined the death of an adult male at that same time.

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ATLANTA, GA - JULY 10: Cuba Gooding, Sr. of The Main Ingredient performs at Chastain Park Amphitheater on July 10, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/WireImage)
Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. (R) co-star of the new film " What Dreams May Come," poses with his father, Cuba Gooding, Sr., as they arrive for the film's premiere September 28 in Beverly Hills. [The film, which opens in the United States October 2 and also stars Robin Williams and Annabella Sciorra, is the adventure of one man's journey to the depths of hell to find the woman he loves. ]
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 10: Cuba Gooding, Sr. of The Main Ingredient performs at Chastain Park Amphitheater on July 10, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/WireImage)
Cuba Gooding Sr arrives at 'American Gangster' premiere at the Apollo Theater on October 19, 2007 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JULY 26: Showtime Presents Premiere of 'Weed' and 'Barbershop' in Los Angeles, United States on July 26, 2005 - Cuba Gooding Sr. (middle) and family at the Showtime Premiere of new shows 'Weed' and 'Barbershop' at Paramount Theatre. (Photo by Mike FANOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Cuba Gooding Sr. arrives at American Gangster premiere at the Apollo Theater on October 19, 2007 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Cuba Gooding, Sr. (L) performs at Harlem Week's 38th Anniversary Celebration at Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park on July 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/WireImage)
Omar Gooding & Cuba Gooding Sr. & Mom during 'Baby Boy' Premiere at Loews Century Plaza in Century City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
399717 01: Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (R) celebrates with his father Cuba Gooding Sr. during star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame January 17, 2002 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Main Ingredient Cuba Gooding Sr. (R) Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
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The 72-year-old was most famous for his 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," as the lead singer of the band The Main Ingredient.

But he may best be known as the father of his namesake, Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr., as well as three other children.

ABC says that police are still investigating the cause of death.

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