Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
TLC's fiestiest member, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes spent a decade in the spotlight, beginning with 1992's Oooooooohhh....On The TLC Tip. The group's ultra-catchy production and distinct style won them a grip of hit singles throughout the years, including "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg," "Creep," "Waterfalls," and "No Scrubs." TLC released three albums and took home four Grammys, as well as numerous platinum plaques. Known for her quick-tongued rapping, girlish good looks, and occassional temper, she was also somewhat notorious for a 1994 incident in which she burned down her boyfriend's mansion. Though she admitted to the arson, she served no time, and her career continued to excel. TLC co-starred in 1994's House Party 3, and Lisa would later host MTV's talent show The Cut. After the huge success of TLC's 1999 LP Fanmail, there were speculations of a break-up, though the group ended up staying together. Left Eye dropped her solo debut Supernova in 2001, but it failed to blow up as expected. In 2002, she hooked up with Suge Knight and was rumored to have briefly signed with his revamped label Tha Row, working under the name N.I.N.A. (New Identity Not Applicable). After re-connecting with TLC and making wedding plans, things were looking very good for Lisa. On April 26th, while working with a childrens' group in Honduras, she was tragically killed in a car crash at age 30.