Reggie Warren Of The Golden Era R&B Group Called ‘TROOP’ Passes Away At 52!, By Victor Tramell, Posted March 22nd 2021

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 of age, according to BET News. Warren’s TROOP bandmate Steve Russell also posted a tribute on Instagram, which reads:

 Job well done my brother I will see you on the other side🌹🌹😓😥😓😥😓RIP Reggie Warren. #DamnReggie.


The singer passed away on Valentines’ Day 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. Warren’s family has not revealed an official cause of death but did indicate that it is not COVID-19 related (BET, 2021).

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.” TROOP was also remembered as the acapella group singing a cover of “Living For the City” in the cult classic film “New Jack City.”

All the group members appear in the film briefly during a montage. “Living For the City” got mashed together with Queen Latifah‘s “For the Love of Money” — also featured in the movie — for a memorable medley that came to be associated with “New Jack City (TMZ, 2021).”

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