Hi-Five star Roderick Pooh Clark dies after being paralysed in car crash

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Hi-Five's Roderick 'Pooh' Clark has sadly died at the age of just 49, after a car crash left him paralysed.

TMZ has reported that Clark suffered complications from an infection and pneumonia, which spread through his body over the years.

He is said to have been in and out of hospital for the last few weeks of his life.

Born in Texas, Pooh was one of the founding members of the iconic band, along with Tony Thompson, Russell Neal, Marcus Sanders and Toriano Easley.

Sadly, Thompson also passed away in 2007, as an autopsy found he died from inhaling toxic fumes.

They are best known for tracks like I Like the Way and She's Playing Hard to Get.

Hi-Five's musical director Martinez Little penned a tribute to the late star, writing: "I am saddened to find out that Roderick 'Pooh' Clark another member of the famed singing group 'Hi5' passed away on Easter Sunday."

His emotional tribute went on: "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 touring with my little brothers as Musical Director. My condolences to Hi5 and his family. R.I.P. Pooh."

Hi-Five lead singer Tony Thompson's girlfriend Angela Garcia-Shelby also penned a tribute online, writing: "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.

"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!"

She continued: "We had some amazing phone conversations in the past and some great visits when I came thru Waco! I'll cherish them forever.

"I love u Pooh and you'll forever be my big brother! No more wheelchair, bro! Now, WINGS!!! RIP! #HiFive #original."

Original band member Sanders said: "Roderick 'Pooh' Clark Feb 27, 1973- April 17, 2022 Rest In Peace My Brother."

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