Local Music Icon Found Dead - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Local Music Icon Found Dead

By Eric Gemmell

WACO - Local R&B legend, Tony Thompson was found dead Friday night at the Trendwood Apartment complex in East Waco.

According to Waco Police, the 31-year-old was found behind an apartment building near an air conditioning unit.

Neighbors tell News Channel 25 they spotted Thompson late Friday after and called police after they said he may have been tinkering with the unit.

"My air starting getting hot around 4:30" said neighbor Jonika Nowlin who lives just yards away from where Thompson's body was found.

Nowlin added, "The next door neighbor found him dead - behind there."

Thompson was part of the Hi-Five's during the 1990's.  The groups hits include "I like the way (The Kissing Game)" and She's Playing Hard to Get."

Waco police said Thompson's body has been sent to Dallas for an autopsy, the cause of his death is being called questionable.

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