A former member of the 90’s R&B group, Ideal, was stabbed to death in Southwest Houston. Cedrick Cotton, known by his stage name, “Swab” was stabbed at a convenience store he would frequent daily.

Cotton’s mother, Delores Floyd, said he would go to the store every day for cigarettes and called him, “a good guy who wouldn’t bother anyone.”

Cotton’s uncle, William King, was among those who flocked to the store shortly after his murder and was able to identify him. “I saw him just lying there. I couldn’t do nothing but just cry last night,” King said.

Ideal put out one album with their most notable songs to be “Whatever” and “Get Gone.” Cotton formed the group with his brother, cousin, and high school friend. Floyd is pleading with the community for whoever stabbed Cotton to come forward.

Thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fans.