R&B Hi-Five singer Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark dies aged 49
Roderick “Pooh” Clark, the original member of the R&B quintet Hi-Five, died on Sunday. He’s 49 years old.
“BROTHER OG RODERICK POOH CLARK … OUR … RIH,” the group wrote in a Instagram post in Monday.
The cause of death is not clear.
Current Hi-Five member Marcus Sanders shared his condolences on social media on Monday.
“Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark February 27, 1973 – April 17, 2022 Rest in peace my brother,” he wrote in a Facebook postwhich contains a photo and video of the deceased group member.
Martinez Little, the band’s music director, also Facebook for gratitude to the late singer.
“I am saddened to learn that Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark, another member of the popular singing group ‘Hi5’, passed away on Easter Sunday,” he wrote Monday.
Little remembers Clark as “the most athletic” of the band, saying the two often played on the field together.
“I still remember the good times touring with my younger brothers as Music Director,” he added. “My condolences to Hi5 and family. RIP Pooh. ”
Headquartered in Texas, Hi-Five was founded by Clark, Sanders, Tony Thompson, Russell Neal and Toriano Easley. Thompson died in 2007.
The group is known for their 1991 Billboard number one single, “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game).”
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