Who was Hi-Five member Roderick “Pooh” Clark?

HI-FIVE was an R&B group best known in the early ’90s and which included original member Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark.

We recently learned that Clark has died at the age of 49.



Roderick “Phew” Clark

Who was Hi-Five member Roderick “Pooh” Clark?

Before he was paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident in 1993, Clark was described as playful and athletic.

The band’s musical director, Martinez Little, paid tribute to Clark in one Facebook tribute that was:

“Pooh was the sportiest of them all. In basketball, he could stand right under the hoop and jump right up and dunk the ball,” he said.

“Our game fights and Super Soaker fights were epic. We also fought hard on the ball court in most cities.”

“I still miss the fun times of touring with my little brothers as musical director. My condolences to Hi5 and his family. RIP Pooh.”

What was the cause of Roderick “Pooh” Clark’s death?

Bandmate Marcus Sanders tells TMZ that Clark died in a Waco hospital on Easter Sunday, Texas.

Because of the accident, he could no longer walk.

Clark reportedly developed pneumonia over the past two weeks and was hospitalized on and off until his death.


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