Sunday, July 08, 2007

Hi Five's Tony Thompson's Death Ruled 'Accidental'

Tha Artivist Says: I Don't Know How Accidental This Really Was...Huffing On Freon Like Anything Else Is Bound To Catch Up With You...We All Make Life/Death Decisions Everyday...Some Die Fast While Others Die Slow...But It Seems Like The Good Die Young Or Mostly Over Bullshit...R.I.P. Tony Thompson...I Know You, David Ruffin, Frankie Lymon, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye And Johnny Ace Are Definitely Setting It Off Up In Heaven...

Tony Thompson Death Ruled Accidental OD
By: Julianne Shepherd
POSTED: 08:06 EST, July 2, 2007

Autopsy report says Hi-Five singer passed while huffing Freon.

Tony Thompson, singer of R&B group Hi-Five, died from inhaling toxic levels of Freon, according to an autopsy report. The substance is a hydrocarbon commonly used in air conditioners and refrigerators.

The report, released last Friday (June 29) by a medical examiner at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, Tex., said Thompson had a history of inhaling freon. It also noted his bloodstream contained trace amounts of methadone, a drug commonly used to combat heroin addiction, but that no other drugs or alcohol were found in his body.

As a member of Hi-Five, Thompson went platinum with such hits as "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)," "I Can't Wait Another Minute" and "I Just Can't Handle It." He released a solo album, Sexsational, in 1995. Though Hi-Five dissolved in the '90s, Thompson had reunited the group with four new members, who released The Return in 2005.

Thompson's body was discovered June 1 outside an apartment complex in his hometown of Waco, Texas. He was 31 years old.
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Anonymous said...

I loved Tony as a kid Hi Five sang from the heart and their songs were about love not sex like todays music. When I heard he passed in 07 I played his songs all day thinking back on my past and how these songs made me feel. RIP not forgotten.

Anonymous said...

songs back then was frm the heart

Unknown said...

It just brings tears too my eyes. So so talented! I still love them to this day. Just sad.

Unknown said...

I grow up listening to Hi's so sad hearing how he died doing something so strange and uncommon...Tony Thompson RIP.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for loving him...... always will be my husband. ...... music ain't the same. ... love u tony

Anonymous said...

Thanks. ....tony will always be my husband. .... music ain't the same. ..... I will carry u in my heart at all time s. .... I miss baby