Tony Ulysses Thompson
(September 2, 1975 – June 1, 2007) was an American R&B/soul singer and the lead vocalist of the R&B group Hi-Five
Thompson was born in Calera, Alabama
, but raised in Oklahoma City
. He started singing solos in the local church choir at the age of eight. He was noticed by the first R&B group signed by Jive Records (ador'), which consisted of William Walton, Eric Cuffee, and Patrick Sanders who were also from Waco. Hi-Five
signed with Jive Records
in 1990. The quintet's self-titled debut album went multi-platinum and created several hits, including "I Like the Way
", "I Can't Wait Another Minute
", and "Just Another Girlfriend".
In 1992, the group released their second album Keep It Goin' On
, with "She's Playing Hard to Get" and "Quality Time". Their third album Faithful
appeared in 1993. Thompson's solo debut, Sexsational
, was released on Giant Records
in 1995. Thompson formed his own record label, N'Depth, and re-incarnated Hi-Five with four new members. The group's new album, The Return
, was released in 2006.
On June 1, 2007, Thompson's body was discovered at around 10 p.m. Friday outside of an apartment complex in his native Waco, Texas. His body was found near an air-conditioning unit outside an East Waco apartment complex.Dr. Reade A. Quinton, a medical examiner at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas,... Read More