Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

Cuba Gooding Sr., the father of actor Cuba Gooding Jr., was identified Thursday as the man found dead inside a car the in Woodland Hills of Los Angeles, officials said.

Gooding’s body was discovered just before 1 p.m. in the 22100 block of Ventura Boulevard, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of operations at the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Just hours before, around 10 a.m., a witness had spotted Gooding, 72, in the front seat of a silver Jaguar wiping his brow, Winter said.

Surveillance video showed his car pulling up to the area around 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Winter said.

The death appeared to be the result of a possible drug overdose, an officer with the LAPD Topanga Division reported via Facebook.

Police found liquor and wine inside the car, Winter said.

“We found drug paraphernalia and alcohol in the car,” Winter said. “It was liquor. I won’t comment on the type of paraphernalia because we haven’t finished a search of the car.”

At the scene Thursday afternoon, a tent covered the body on a sidewalk, and police tape spanned three buildings. The silver Jaguar was parked just feet way from the tent as police investigated, at one point putting two bottles of liquor on top of …read more

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