#HiFive member #RoderickClark has PASSED away at 49! [details]


Founding Hi-Five group member Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark has passed away at 49.

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

Marcus Sanders, fellow Hi-Five member, reports that Roderick died on Sunday from complications from an infection and pneumonia at a hospital in Waco, TX.

He developed an infection that spread through his body — one that persisted for some time.

He also developed pneumonia over the last 2 weeks, being in and out of the hospital up until his death.

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

The group was first signed to Jive Records in 1989 and released their debut album in 1990. The album was successful and included singles like I Just Can’t Handle, I Can’t Wait Another Minute and I Like the Way. I Like the Way made it to the top position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Our condolences go out to Clark’s family, friends and host of fans around the world!


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