According to Ed Winter, assistant chief of operations at the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, he died of a possible overdose.Gooding was the lead singer of the soul group The Main Ingredient, most notable for its two biggest hits, “Everybody Plays the Fool” and “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely.” He’s been with the group since 1971.The images should not contain any sexually explicit content, race hatred material or other offensive symbols or images.Remember: Abuse of the image system may result in you being banned from uploading images or from the entire site – so, play nice and respect the rules!Kapfer, a teacher, was reported to have been Gooding’s girlfriend in high school before reconciling with the actor and wedding in 1994.
Other performances of this versatile personality include acting in Men of Honor as well as the farce Rat Race along with the musical The Fighting Temptations. Sara is his high school sweetheart and the couple started an affair and started dating when they were in high school.
He was born to parents Shirley Gooding and Cuba Gooding Sr. Cuba was born in The Bronx, New York City and was enrolled in the North Hollywood High School, Tustin High School, Apple Valley High School as well as the John F. He started his career as a break-dancer in the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics and landed roles in shows like Hill Street Blues, Amen, Mac Gyver, Coming to America, A Few Good Men, Judgment Night, Lightning Jack as well as Outbreak.
He rose into prominence after being cast as a football player named Rod Tidwell in the sports comedy Jerry Maguire which won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
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.