Reggie Warren, an original member of the R&B group TROOP, which was formed in Pasadena in the 1980s, reportedly died Sunday. He was 52.
Warren died at his home in San Bernardino County after recently struggling with health issues, TMZ reported. A representative told TMZ that Warren had been released from a hospital Saturday to spend his final days at home. A cause of death was not clear, but family members said it was not related to COVID-19.
Bandmate Steven Russell Harts took to social media to pay tribute to Warren.
“Job well done my brother,” he said via Instagram. “I will see you on the other side.”
Warren formed TROOP (an acronym for Total Respect Of Other People) in Pasadena in 1987 along with Steven Russell Harts, Allen McNeil, Rodney Benford and John Harreld. The singers were teenagers at the time, according to the band’s Facebook page.
Following their debut hit “Mamacita,” they released five albums between 1988 and 1998. Three albums went Gold and one was certified Platinum.
Following a 16-year hiatus, the band reunited for a tour in 2004 and began working on a sixth album.