Winfield was openly gay in his private life, but remained discreet about it in the public eye.
He was best known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film "Sounder," and as Dr. in the television miniseries "King." Winfield also narrated the show "City Confidential," on the A&E channel.
He also had guest spots on shows like Night Court and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Before that, she would arrive on the set with black eyes, claiming, she got jumped in during a gang initiation, she also started dressing in all red. It took 50 firefighters, 30 minutes to put the fire out. They had just left the studio when their vehicle was struck by a SUV that ran a red light. She was found unconscious in a rear addition to the house where a faulty spare heater sparked the blaze and she was pronounced dead at the scene.Cooper is considered one of the best falsetto vocalists of all-time, in the same league as Bobby De Barge and Philip Bailey.Cooper reportedly left Cameo to pursue a solo career but his career was cut short by his death-that is still shrouded in mystery.