Cuba Gooding Jr's dad found dead: Tributes pour in after Oscar winner's father dies in his car aged 72

Cuba Gooding Jr's dad found dead: Tributes pour in after Oscar winner's father dies in his car aged 72

The dad of Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr was reportedly found slumped over in his car, which was parked on a road in Woodland Hills, on April 20.

TMZ report the fire department arrived on the scene at around 1pm, but failed to resuscitate the former Motown singer.

While no cause of death has been confirmed, the Daily Mail states police officers suspect he died of an overdose, after alcohol containers and drug paraphernalia were reportedly found in his car.

Authorities have now conducted a toxicology test to see if there were any drugs or alcohol in his system.

Cuba Gooding Jr's dad found dead: Tributes pour in after Oscar winner's father dies in his car aged 72

Cuba Jr took to Instagram to share a tribute to his dad, with his 82.6k followers.

Alongside a photo of the late singer’s band, The Main Ingredient, and their greatest hits album, he simply wrote: "Eternal".


And fans rushed to pay their respects to the As Good As It Gets actor.

"So sorry about your loss. You're a hero to me, keep strong," one wrote.


Eternal...

A post shared by Cuba Gooding Jr (@cubagoodingjr) on Apr 20, 2017 at 7:28pm PDT

"Sorry for the loss of your father Cuba keep hanging on along with your brother Omar," another said.

A follower replied: "LEGEND man and sons. Please tell God thank you for blessing you with such a good father. You and OMAR stay strong brother."



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