Saturday, June 02, 2007

RIP Tony Thompson

I just learned that Tony Thompson, the fresh-faced lead singer of group Hi-Five, was found dead outside a Texas apartment complex. I don't have the details, but this is clearly shady business. And strange. All our childhood crushes (at least mine) are dying too soon. They're supposed to get old and embarrassing before they "pass." But no, they're dropping like flies in their 20s and 30s. First Dino of H-Town. Then Kenny from Intro. Now Tony.

I'm really upset. We saw him at the Plaza when I was in high school. (Okay, so I didn't see him, but he was there while I was there.) I loved "The Kissing Game, " and crushed hard on this random dude (not so random, but this isn't about my hurt adolescent feelings) when that song was out. Monica and I used to make fun of Treston's part in "Can't Wait Another Minute." Tony and Hi-Five were a big part of my formative years, and now he's dead. Well, in memorandum ...

1 comment:

Monica said...

1st off, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2nd I had no idea that Dino and old boy from Intro were dead. Was Dino the one that looked like Kwame? Is the Intro dude the one whose career was ruined when news of his sexuality was leaked? Man, not Li'l Tony. And Roderick from Hi-Five was in that accident a few years ago which left him paralyzed. Lastly, if you will recall, Treston's part, on the album at least, was actually Toriano's part. "cuz I been holdin' back..."