Born: 27 May 1971
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: 25 April 2002 (automobile crash)
Best Known As: Rapper/singer for the group TLC
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was one of three members of the popular music group TLC. (The Atlanta-based group was named for its members' initials: Lopes, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas.) With its made-for-MTV looks and bawdy attitude, the group was a hit with both R&B and pop music audiences; their gold-selling albums included Ooooooo... On the TLC Tip (1992), CrazySexyCool (1994) and Fanmail (1999). Squeaky-voiced and aggressively sexy, Lopes was the group's designated rapper and wild child. Her love affair with pro football player Andre Rison was interrupted in 1994 when Lopes, in a fit of pique, set fire to Rison's mansion and burned the million-dollar structure to the ground. The couple reunited and were engaged to be married in 2001, but later called off the wedding. Lopes died in a 2002 auto crash while vacationing in La Cieba, Honduras.
The title CrazySexyCool reportedly referred to Lopes, Thomas ("Sexy") and Watkins ("Cool")... Her nickname "Left Eye" may have come from her habit of wearing a condom on the left frame of her eyeglasses during the early days of TLC... Her sudden death has been compared to that of singing star Aaliyah, who died in a 2001 plane crash.
AKA Left Eye