Lisa Nicole Lopes (May 27, 1971 – April 25, 2002) better known by her stage name Left Eye, was an American hip hop singer, rapper, songwriter and producer. She rose to fame in the early 1990s as one-third of the girl group TLC, alongside Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. Besides rapping and singing background vocals on TLC recordings, Lopes was one of the creative forces behind the group. She received co-writing credits more than the other two members. She also designed the outfits and stage for the group and brought the concept to the group image, album titles, artworks and music videos. Lopes won five Grammy Award through her works with TLC.
During her short-time solo career, Lopes scored two US top-ten singles with "Not Tonight" and "U Know What's Up", as well as one UK number-one single with "Never Be the Same Again". She also produced girl group Blaque, who scored a platinum album and two US top-ten hits. Lopes remains the only member of TLC having released a solo album.
In 2002, Lopes was killed in a car accident when she swerved off the road to avoid hitting another vehicle. She was thrown from her vehicle and died instantly. The last days of her life were documented from March 30, 2002, until her death on April 25, 2002. The footage included the accident that took her life and was made into a documentary called The Last Days of Left Eye, which aired on VH1 in May 2007...
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