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Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark Passes Away at 49, Cause of Death Revealed as Fans Pay Tribute

Hi-Five’s member Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark is no longer with us. He died at the age of 49 on Easter Sunday. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the musician. Read the article further to know the cause of the singer’s death.

What was the cause of Roderick’s death?

During an interaction with TMZ, Hi-Five member Marcus Sanders stated that Roderick was admitted to a hospital in Waco, TX. The musician died due to some complications from an infection and had also developed pneumonia over the last 2 weeks so he was constantly in and out of the hospital till the day of his death.

Sanders also told the media outlet that Roderick had a bad car accident nearly 30 years ago in Florida that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Because of the fatal accident, he was unable to walk. The infection spread through his body and it persisted for some time.

Roderick was one of the founding members of the Hi-Five band which was created in the year 1989. He passed away on April 17, 2022. The group is best known for their hit songs including I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) and She’s Playing Hard to Get. Along with Clark, the group included Marcus Sanders, Tony Thompson, Russell Neal, and Toriano Easley.

What did the band Hi-Five have to say on the passing away of their band member?

Hi-Five confirmed the news of Roderick’s death on their official Instagram page. Losing a loved one is never easy. It must be a difficult time for Clark’s close friends and family.

“OUR BROTHER OG RODERICK POOH CLARK πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­ #officialhifive RIH”, the group of the rock star captioned the post.

Another member of the band 90s R&B band Hi-Five Marcus Sanders also shared the news of Roderick’s death on Facebook with a photo and a video of the star. “Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark Feb 27, 1973- April 17, 2022, Rest In Peace My Brother,” he wrote.

The band’s former manager, Jonathan Kinloch, wrote on Facebook, β€œWe were blessed and had a great time as a family. A huge part of what made it fun was because of Roderick β€˜Pooh’ Clark. He was the serious member, who made sure that the guys together worked hard. But also, we’re going to have a fun time as teenagers!”

How did the fans react to the sad news?

As soon as the news of Clark’s passing away came out, the fans couldn’t stop themselves from paying tributes to the singer on the social media platform Twitter.

One fan wrote, “RIP RoderickPoohClark of Hi-Five. Their Unsung is the saddest one I’ve seen. So much tragedy to such a talented led group.”

Followed by a user who wrote, “R.I.P to RoderickPoohClark original member of R&B platinum group @OfficialHiFive prayers goes out to the group and the Clark family. #RoderickPoohClark #HiFive”

Another user tweeted, “RIP RoderickPoohClark of Hi-Five. Their Unsung is the saddest one I’ve seen. So much tragedy to such a talented led group.”

One user tweeted, “Rest in Peace @OfficialHiFive member #RoderickPoohClark Feb 27, 1973- April 17, 2022″

These were a few reactions of the fans to the demise of Roderick. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.



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