Hi-Five Member Roderick “Pooh” Clark Dies at Age 49

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Hi-Five member Roderick “Pooh” Clark died at the age of 49, according to a post on the group’s Instagram.

“OUR BROTHER OG RODERICK POOH CLARK 💐💐💐💐💐💔💔💔💔💔🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾😭😭😭😭😭 #officialhifive RIH,” the group shared on Monday. A cause of death was not released.

On Facebook, along with a photo and video of Clark, fellow band member Marcus Sanders also shared the news of his death.

“Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark Feb 27, 1973- April 17, 2022, Rest In Peace My Brother,” he wrote.

The band’s musical director Martinez Little gave a Facebook tribute to Clark. He accompanied the tribute with a photo of the late singer.

“I am saddened to find out that Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark, another member of the famed singing group ‘Hi5’ passed away on Easter Sunday,” he shared.

He affectionately recalled his days touring with the group.

“Pooh was the most athletic of them all. In basketball, he could stand right under the basket and jump straight up and dunk the ball,” he said. “Our play fights and Super Soaker battles were epic. We also used to battle each other hard on the Bball court in most cities. I still miss the fun times touring with my little brothers as Musical Director. My condolences to Hi5 and his family. R.I.P. Pooh.”

The former girlfriend of late Hi-Five lead singer Tony Thompson, Angela Garcia-Shelby, also shared her condolences on Facebook.

“Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark, thru all your life’s struggles, you fought the good fight, and you did it with a smile from ear to ear,” she wrote alongside a throwback photo. “I hate I didn’t call u a few weeks ago when I told myself to! But, you always kept me on the phone for almost 2 hrs when we talked, and there was no cutting u off! Lol!

“We had some amazing phone conversations in the past and some great visits when I came thru Waco! I’ll cherish them forever,” she added. “I love u Pooh and you’ll forever be my big brother! No more wheelchair, bro! Now, WINGS!!! RIP! #HiFive #original.”

According to SandraRose.com. Clark was left paralyzed from the chest down after a car accident in 1993 that involved Hi-Five.

The Texas native was a founding member of Hi-Five with Sanders, Thompson, Russell Neal, and Toriano Easley.

The group is known for its hits, including “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)” and “She’s Playing Hard to Get.”

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