Tony Thompson, who sang with ’90s R&B group Hi-Five, has died of an apparent drug overdose at the age of 31. According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, Thompson’s body was discovered at around 10 p.m. Friday outside of an apartment complex in his native Waco, Texas.
Thompson signed with Jive Records in 1990 as part of Hi-Five. The group’s self-titled debut album went multi-platinum and spawned the hits “I Can’t Wait Another Minute” and “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game),” the latter of which topped the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1992, the group released “Keep It Goin On,” which spawned the hits “She’s Playing Hard To Get,” and “Quality Time.” Thompson released his solo debut, “Sexsational,” in 1995 after Hi-Five split, but in 2006 reunited with his old friends for the release of “The Return” on his own N’Depth label.
The artist had recently moved back to his hometown from the Dallas area and was reportedly working on new material for a solo album.