Reggie Warren, one of the original members of the R&B group TROOP, has passed away, his rep confirms to TMZ. Warren was 52 years old. Warren’s TROOP bandmate Steve Russell also posted a tribute on Instagram:
The singer passed away Sunday at his home in San Bernardino County, surrounded by family. According to his rep, he had been suffering health issues for months now and was even hospitalized back in January.
The family has not revealed an official cause of death, but did indicate that it is not COVID-19 related.
TROOP, which stands for Total Respect Of Other People, was formed in 1987 in Southern California by childhood friends Allen McNeil, Steve Russell, Rodney Benford, John Harreld and Warren. The group has had three number-one singles and ten top-ten singles on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. They put out five albums, which include three certified gold and one certified platinum album. Their notable hits include “Spread My Wings” and “All I Do Is Think of You.