Cuba Gooding Jr. breaks silence on father's death with sweet nod to his soul-singing career


Cuba Gooding Jr. is paying his respects to his father.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story star, whose father, Cuba Gooding Sr., died on Thursday at his Woodland Hills, California, home at age 72, took to Instagram on Friday to give a simple, heartfelt nod to his dad's soul-singer legacy.

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"Eternal," Gooding Jr. captioned a pic of the Greatest Hits album cover for legendary Motown group, The Main Ingredient. Gooding Sr. fronted the group, which was most famous for the timeless '70s hits "Everybody Plays the Fool" and "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely."

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The investigation into Gooding Sr.'s death is ongoing, and cause of death is still undetermined pending autopsy results, Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told reporters on Thursday, adding, "There was alcohol found in the car...and possible drug paraphernalia."

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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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"We ask that everyone respect our privacy at this time. Thank you," Gooding Sr.'s son, Omar, told ET in a statement.

Meanwhile, Gooding Jr. spoke to ET at the premiere of his 2002 film, Snow Dogs, about the love and support his parents had given him.

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"They're very supportive. Very supportive," Gooding Jr. told ET at the time. "When we had moved away from Hollywood, my mom made the decision to move us back just so that I could pursue an acting career and I owe her everything. I love her for that."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the premiere of 'Taboo' at DGA Theater on January 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Cuba Gooding Jr. attends The Cinema Society Hosts the After Party for HBO's 'The Young Pope' on January 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. attends the 2017 Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes after party on January 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. attends The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globe Party, presented with FIJI Water, Grey Goose Vodka, Lindt Chocolate, and Moroccanoil at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (L) and Sara Kapfer attend The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globe Party, presented with FIJI Water, Grey Goose Vodka, Lindt Chocolate, and Moroccanoil at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Cuba Gooding Jr. attends The BAFTA Tea Party - Arrivals at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: Cuba Gooding Jr. seen at Madison Square Garden on December 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by TM/NHL/GC Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (L) and actress Sarah Paulson attend The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon )
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Cuba Gooding Jr attends the 30th FN Achievement Awards at IAC Headquarters on November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Krista Kennell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the Vulture Awards Season Party at the Sunset Tower Hotel on December 8, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Conversations with 'The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' at SAG Foundation Actors Center on November 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. attends Entertainment Weekly's Popfest at The Reef on October 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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