Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2017

Cuba Gooding (in the middle) with the Main Ingedient

Cuba Gooding

Cuba Gooding and Cuba Gooding Jr

Band: The Main Ingredient

Position: lead singer

Died: Apr. 20, 2017

Cause of death: undisclosed

Age: 72

Distinctions: The New York based R&B group had hits with "Everybody Plays the Fool" (No. 3, 1972) and "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" (No. 10, 1974). Gooding's son is actor Cuba Gooding Jr.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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