We are very sad to learn about the passing of Roderick “Pooh” Clark. The Hi-Five member was only 49-years-old at the time of his passing. No cause of death has been made available at this time.
Roderick “Pooh” Clark was a founding member of Hi-Five with Marcus Sanders, Thompson, Russell Neal, and Toriano Easley. Pooh has passed away at the age of 49, according to a post on the group’s Instagram. Sanders also shared the news of Clark’s passing on Facebook, along with a photo and video of him.
OUR BROTHER OG RODERICK POOH CLARK 💐💐💐💐💐💔💔💔💔💔🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾😭😭😭😭😭 #officialhifive RIH.
Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark Feb 27, 1973- April 17, 2022 Rest In Peace My Brother.
The news was shared by the group, but no cause of death was given. Martinez Little, the band’s musical director, paid tribute to Clark on Facebook with a photo of the late vocalist. He also spoke favorably about their time on the road with Hi-Five.
I am saddened to find out that Roderick “Pooh” Clark another member of the famed singing group “Hi5” passed away on Easter Sunday
. 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. 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 times touring with my little brothers as Musical Director. My condolences to Hi5 and his family. R.I.P. Pooh
Angela Garcia-Shelby, the late Hi-Five lead vocalist Tony Thompson’s ex-girlfriend, also expressed her sympathies on Facebook. According to SandraRose.com, Hi-Five was engaged in an automobile accident in 1993 that left Clark paralyzed from the chest down. “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)” and “She’s Playing Hard to Get” are two of the group’s singles. RIP.
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