I am heartbroken to report Roderick “Pooh” Clark, an original member of the R&B group, Hi-Five, has passed away.

Pooh transitioned to his heavenly home on Easter Sunday (April 17).

He was 49.

Roderick 'Pooh' Clark, Treston Irby, Marcus Sanders, Shannon Gill, Hi-Five
Roderick ‘Pooh’ Clark, Treston Irby, Marcus Sanders, Shannon Gill

In 1992, while traveling on I-95 to do a radio show, the group was involved in a car accident that left Pooh paralyzed from the chest down.

Watch a clip from the group’s “Unsung” below as they recalled the day that changed Pooh’s life and the group forever.

Marcus Sanders of Hi-Five took to Facebook to pay tribute to his dear friend by sharing a photo of Roderick along with a funny video that showed his infectious personality.

The caption read:


Roderick “Pooh” Clark

Feb 27, 1973- April 17, 2022

Rest In Peace My Brother ????


See his original post below.

Angela Garcia-Shelby, who was the girlfriend of the late Tony Thompson, also took to Facebook to pay tribute to Pooh, 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!

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

See her original post below.

My sincerest condolences and prayers to all who knew and loved Roderick dearly.

May he rest in paradise.