Rolling Stone said that “Gooding appeared to have died of natural causes or a drug overdose.”
Gooding Sr originally was the backup singer on the Main Ingredient, but became the lead singer after the death of former frontman Donald McPherson in 1971. The group’s biggest hit song, ‘Everybody Plays the Fool’ came out in 1972 and sold over 1 million copies.
It should also be noted that Cuba Gooding Sr is the father of actor Cuba Gooding Jr.
Below are more deaths for the month of April - for the full death list: Musicians who died in 2017.