Friday, February 29, 2008


Finally, I’ve now seen the documentary on the life of Lisa Lopes entitled “The Last Days of Left Eye”. Lisa Lopes was in TLC who rocketed to pop & hiphop superstardom in the early 90’s.

I always loved TLC’s music and I remember feeling sad when Lopes died in 2002. She was killed in a car accident in Honduras. Of the 8 people in the vehicle, and despite the fact she was wearing her seat belt that day, she was the sole member of the group to lose her life. Very sad indeed. The very final moments of her life are captured on video, including the swerving off the road of the vehicle.
The last month of her life was spent filming a documentary in Honduras, a place she loved to visit. Lopes bought property there and was building a mission for Honduran children. This legacy lives on through the Lisa Lopes Foundation with a mission "dedicated to providing neglected and abandoned youth with the resources necessary to increase their quality of life."

Before she died, Lisa Lopes spoke of her feeling that fear manifests in Honduras, and she also experienced premonitions and believed a “spirit” was chasing her. In another car accident in Honduras before her own, a young boy ran in front of the vehicle she was riding in and, sadly, was struck. He passed away from his injuries and Lisa Lopes helped his family by paying for his hospital and funeral expenses. Eerily, Lisa claimed she felt the ‘spirit’ killed the boy by mistake. Also, his last name was ‘Lopez’.

Lisa Lopes once wrote a song titled "A New Star Is Born" is dedicated to her late father.

She told MTV News:
"That track is dedicated to all those that have loved ones that have passed away. It's saying that there is no such thing as death. We can call it transforming for a lack of better words, but as scientists would say, 'Every atom that was once a star is now in you.' It's in your body. So in the song I pretty much go along with that idea. ... I don't care what happens or what people think about death, it doesn't matter. We all share the same space."(thx)

I don’t know … watching this documentary really had an effect on me. Perhaps she was troubled in her life, but who the eff isn’t? There’s no denying that her musical talent was *huge* and will last forever.
There are opportunities to volunteer for the Lisa Lopes Foundation, or to donate or also for corporate sponsorship. You can hit up the foundation website for deets.
I think Lisa Lopes is best remembered through her music with TLC. Here’s the video for one of my favourite songs by the group, Unpretty:

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