On April 25, 2002, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the rhythm-and-blues group TLC died in a car crash in La Ceiba, Honduras and was buried in Hillandale Memorial Gardens, Lithonia, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA.
Born in Philadelphia on May 27, 1971, Left Eye later moved to Atlanta, where she formed TLC with Watkins and Thomas. The trio's 1992 debut LP, Ooooooohhh ... On the TLC Tip, produced the top 10 hits "Baby-Baby-Baby," "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" and "What About Your Friends." TLC's 1994 follow-up, Crazysexycool, sold above 11 million copies in the United States and featured three No. 1 hits.
Lopes' personal life, however, was marred by her rocky relationship with football great Andre Rison, and in 1994, she was arrested for burning down his home.
From the New York Post, when Lil Mama arrived on set for the first day of shooting VH1’s “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” the Brooklyn rapper knew she was meant to play the role of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. One of the very first scenes shot was a reconstruction of the girl group’s award-winning “No Scrubs” video, during which Lil Mama and her costars, Drew Sidora (playing Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins) and Keke Palmer (Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas), wore the exact same costumes the group did in the 1999 futuristically themed music clip. Find out more here.