Autopsy Results Are In For Hi-Five Star Tony ThompsonBy: Tribune-Herald
Rhythm-and-blues singer Tony Thompson, whose body was found near an air-conditioning unit outside an
Dr. Reade A. Quinton, a medical examiner at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in
The report also shows that Thompson had a history of “freon huffing.” No alcohol or illegal drugs were detected in the singer’s system. However, the autopsy showed Thompson had a small amount of methadone in his bloodstream.
Methadone is a synthetic narcotic used to treat drug addiction.
Thompson, who had returned to
A 1992 car accident that paralyzed member Roderick Clark and the departure of member Russell Neal for another career caused the group to lose momentum. In 1994, Thompson left to go solo, releasing Sexsational.
He restarted Hi-Five with new singers several years ago, releasing its The Return in 2005 on his label N’Depth. Although the newly reconstituted group hadn’t caught on, the singer vowed “the situation isn’t over.”
Most recently, Thompson had been working on a CD project.
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