Russell Neal of early-90s pop sensations, Hi-Five, is in police custody in Houston after his wife was found dead inside their apartment on July 2, reports TMZ. On the singer’s Facebook page, he lists himself as “single.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. He’s Believed to Have Told Cops He Needed a Lawyer
The gossip site reports that Neal told cops his wife was dead in their apartment and that he needed a lawyer.
2. Neal Was a Star in the Early ’90s
He was part of the group, Hi-Five, who had a number one hit in 1991 with “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game).” Watch the hit video above.
3. Neal Hasn’t Been Charged With Anything
— Steve Campion (@SteveABC13) July 3, 2014
No charges have been filed against the singer. Neal’s lawyer, Chris Brown, told TMZ, “We are aware of the situation and are presently evaluating it.”
4. This Is the Second Tragedy to Hit the Group
— THE REAL H-TOWN (@htown4life) June 1, 2014
In 2007, another member of the group, Tony Thompson, died after inhaling freon.
5. He’s a Texas Native
Neal is a native of Waco, Texas, but lives in Houston, according to his Facebook page. He also said in a post dated from September 13 that he has three sons and refers to himself as a “single father.”
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