The Tragedy of Tony Thompson

Do you remember Tony Thompson? No? How about the 90’s r&b group Hi-Five. Tony was the lead singer of the texas quintet. You can recall his voice on classic songs like “I like (The Kissing Game)” or even songs like Quality Time. Hi-Five were one of the more popular groups within the New Jack Swing Era, but with the decline in popularity of that genre many groups like Hi-Five faded into the background. Tony found some solo success with songs like “I want a love like that” but eventually became someone you spoke about while reminiscing. So many personalities from that era become just memories and you rarely ever know what has happened to them, thats until a tragedy occurs. It was June 1st 2007 when the 31 year old body of Tony Thompson was found dead behind his apartment building. After autopsy the cause of death was determined to be Freon poisoning. Some say that Thompson had fallen victim to drugs after his career lost its spark and overdosed while attempting to huff the freon, others say that his death as accidental and Thompson succumbed to the poison while trying to fix the damaged AC unit. No matter the circumstances he is and will be forever missed by fans of his voice and his music. RIP T.T.

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