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Tuesday, 7 May, 2002, 09:15 GMT 10:15 UK
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes: Your tributes
Thousands of people have attended the funeral of R&B singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, of the group TLC.

A capacity crowd of about 10,000 people filled New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in the Atlanta suburb of Lithonia for the 30-year-old singer's funeral.

The singer, who sold 20 million albums with TLC and had solo success, died in a car crash in Honduras on 25 April.

TLC have had global success with songs such as No Scrubs and Waterfalls.

Their most recent album, 1999's FanMail topped the US pop album charts for five weeks, and won the Grammy for best R&B album the following year.

Thank you for your tributes to Lisa Lopes. Read a selection of your comments below.


You were an inspiration, a role model for young women everywhere. You are sadly missed. Rest in peace.
Yvonne, Australia


She is now with Almighty God, who is holding her in his arms

Cheteeka Mckelvy, U.S.A.
Just remember the good times that Lisa gave us and never let her spirit die. She is now with Almighty God, who is holding her in his arms. She will be greatly missed. Always keep her family in your prayers. Remember time is the only thing that will heal you from the pain.
Cheteeka Mckelvy, U.S.A

Rest in peace. My deepest sympathy for her family and friends.
Shirley Swann, Waldorf MD USA

Lisa will always be in my heart and everyone else heart. She will be remembered as crazy, sexy and cool. To the rest of the duo of TLC keep your head up. You are still the number one group in the world that can do anything by God's grace. Lisa is in a better place- she will not suffer or worry anymore. God Bless everyone!
Latrice Davis, United States


You were an angel on earth, now you are an angel in heaven, on the right hand of the father

Jasmine, USA
I am so hurt about the passing of left-eye. She was a shinning star always ready to shine. I will miss her music, her face on Vibe magazine covers, I will miss it all. R.I.P left-eye. You were an angel on earth, now you are an angel in heaven, on the right hand of the father.
Jasmine, USA

I would like to give my deepest sympathy to family and friends of Lisa Lopes. May God forever and continue to bless her family and close friends. May she rest in peace and I want everyone to know to don't worry she is in a better place and Lisa Lopes will be missed. I want T'boz and Chilli to know that Lisa Lopes will always love you and will never forget you. I know you all are taking it hard but I want you all to know that to keep your head up high.
Tameika Anderson, USA

This is such a tremendous loss to the music industry but also to the fans. I know personally that TLC was by far the best female R&B group out there and their music was always at the top of the boards. CrazySexyCool was their best album and I look forward to the new release. You go girls, Lisa would have wanted you to continue on with TLC! My sympathy to all friends, family and fans.
Amie, USA

We were very sorry to hear of the tragic loss, Lisa was a great rap artist, and she will always be remembered. RIP Lisa.
Sarah, Laura and Hannah, England

Lisa you where an inspiration! As everyone else has said before you will be greatly missed. RIP
Kim, UK

I am left eye biggest fan I mean I am in shock and still can't believe she's gone. Lisa you will always be in my heart, I am gonna miss you. I Love you Lisa Lopes.
Shelley-Boo, U.S.A

I don't know what to say actually...I'm just shock to hear the news... I really like TLC so much and Lisa was my favourite... Good night Lisa may God bless your soul!
Mzpow, Singapore

When I first herd about the death of Lisa "left eye" Lopes I didn't want to believe it. But when I got home from school and turned on the TV, that was it. By the time I was out of shock I listened to all of the TLC CDs and just cried. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family, friends, Chilli and T-Boz. GOD BLESS.
Allie, U.S.A.


An inspirational woman

Chandria Smith, USA
It is so devastating that such an inspirational woman had to die. She taught me to live your life based on your opinion, not anyone else's. T-Boz, Chilli, and family and friends, stay strong. Much love to all touched in some way by this beautiful woman. I will, and hope everyone else will, continue to pass on the self esteem, leadership, and womanhood that Lisa and other TLC members taught us.
Chandria Smith, USA

Lisa - you and your unique rapping style will be truly missed. My prayers are with her family, T'Boz, Chilli and friends.
Susie, Malaysia

Hearing about Left Eye's tragic death brought me back to being 12 years old again, the age I was when TLC's first record came out. I feel like I grew up with her raps, and I'm absolutely devastated that she is gone and I never had the pleasure of meeting her. Left Eye was a gift to this world, she was an inspiration to grow up listening to, and she shall never be forgotten.
Jackie, USA

She is an angel gone to where she belongs and will be well and truly missed. She was my role model and she will always will be. Even though she is out of sight she is still in mind.
Lady Diamond and Lady Vibes, England


She will be loved and missed

Emma and Whitney, Australia
It's so sad to hear a beautiful, talented and caring woman died so tragically. She will be loved and missed by all her fans and especially her family. From the bottom of our hearts rest in peace Left Eye.
Emma and Whitney, Australia

Although you have left this land I know you will be watching over us as an angel. Ms Lopes we love you, we miss you, and we thank you. Take care.
Richard, USA

When I turned on MTV on Friday I couldn't believe that she was actually dead. She was such a young and talented artist and will be missed. I'm sorry for TLC and her friends and family.
Kayla, USA

I don't know what to say cos she was my favourite artist in the group. We are all definitely going to miss her. Just pray that the other members of the group hold on and do what she would have wanted them to do.
Edgar, Uganda


Lisa didn't let what people thought of her change who she was

Luptrice, US
To go so tragically without just case or notice is really devastating. I've lost two daughters so I can imagine what her family as well as friends are going through right now. Please let us all remember her for the wonderful positive things that she did which are seldom talked about. Lisa was a very beautiful, energetic, intelligent, strong woman of colour who didn't let what people thought of her change who she was. I commend her for that. My thoughts and prayers go especially to her soulmate because I can only imagine how he is truly hurting right now.
Luptrice, US

Dearest Lisa, I cannot put into words exactly what and how we feel. I shall simply pen this, in honour of you. I was once told that you take so much from life that you must give something back. You my dear, gave back to millions. You my dear, never forgot. You are one of the few who can now sit and rap with GOD! Lisa, I am so sorry to have known you so briefly. I just cannot find the words. Our hearts are weeping, and our prayers too your family. Rest peacefully Lisa, because He has given you a new opportunity!
Vandy Bryant, Ohio, US

I was shocked and devastated to hear about her death. A sad loss to the remaining band. There are other female artists that have gone to the white clouds, and Lisa Left Eye will be up there.
Gary, England


She was an example of artistry

James Kennett, England
I can't believe she's gone. Lisa Lopes was one of my favourite music artists. She lived through a lot of ups and downs, many of her problems were caused by herself, but so were all of her triumphs. Every setback that hit her you just knew she would just recover and hit back with more strength, will and wit than before. She could pick up a TLC track and give it an edge with her amazing lyricism and delivery. She was an example of artistry and business in an industry were corporate manufactured bands are becoming the norm. She will be surely missed.
James Kennett, England

I can't believe it. Lisa provided an extra element to TLC with her flavour, talent and performance abilities. She has had many positive influences in upcoming artists and has created a standard for the industry. She will be greatly missed.
Felice, United States

We will always remember you through your music, your cute voice, your craziness, your power and your realness! Rest in peace Lisa!
Emel, Switzerland


TLC taught me a lot about respecting myself

Anjee, US
Lisa Lopes meant a lot to me...I am an absolute diehard TLC fan, they taught me a lot about respecting myself. To the family and people close to Ms. Lopes, I send comfort and love. May God bless and heal.
Anjee, US

RIP Lisa - R&B will rock the skies.
Liam, UK

To the family and TLC, energy can't be destroyed. Lisa's spirit will live in the hearts of all who allow it. Be strong.
Terri and Jelani, US


It's like deja vu - like with Aaliyah, both so young and talented

Magda, Canada
I was so sorry to hear about it couple of minutes ago....too much sorrow. It's like deja vu - like with Aaliyah, both so young and talented.
Magda, Canada

I just can't believe another R&B star has died. My heart and prayers goes out to the family.
Monique, Canada

Left Eye was my inspiration. I loved her in House Party - she had so much style and grace. She will be deeply missed. We love you Left Eye - rest in peace
Nicolre, US

It is very sad to have another tragic loss. It seems almost impossible. My heart goes out to Lisa's family.
Carlissa Robinson, US

I am very sad. First I lost my role model Aaliyah, now Left Eye. She was truly a nice person. Every time that a song of hers came on I only knew her part. She will be truly missed by me.
Unqiunica, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

I followed the career of TLC and thought they were very talented and beautiful ladies. I looked at them as like my own daughters.
Glynis Johnson, US


You were a great rap artist

Neil Habershon, UK
We will truly miss you Lisa. You were a great rap artist. My deepest condolences go out to her family and friends. May your legacy live on in our hearts and may your soul rest in eternal peace. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. XXX
Neil Habershon, UK

Sorry to hear a talented singer and just a human gone off this earth,
Adam McHenry , US

Such a great loss to all, and I send my deepest sympathy to all her friends, family and fans like me. She will live on in our hearts and every time we listen to one of her fantastic songs we will think of her...don't worry...Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes will never be forgotten. RIP.
Tim, UK

I was really shocked when I heard what happened. Lisa was just starting to grow with her music, her new album was supposed to be released later this year. I will truly miss Lisa and I am deeply saddened by the loss. Rest in peace, Lisa. And my deepest sympathies go out to Lisa's family and friends.
Wayne, England


We will always love you here in Holland

Michelle, Holland
Lisa, you made it very far on a not always such an easy road. It is so sad it was taken from you this soon. You set an example for many and you will be remembered by all of us, worldwide! We will always love you here in Holland. You will live on through your music!
Michelle, Holland

My shock has still not set in yet. I am still trying to get over the Aaliyah incident. Aaliyah and my daughter attended the same high school. So it is very hard when it hits so close to home. Lisa was someone I could admire for her attitude and how she would not take anything that was just dished to her.
Deiadra Wright, US

Lisa was the joker, the one to have fun. The one who rapped so well. The one I will always love and remember. R.I.P.
Jakhya Rahman, England

To the woman who introduced me to the world of R&B and gave me the chance to enjoy some of the greatest music of my generation; each song holds with it a different memory from my past and you will live forever in the hearts and souls of all your fans through the amazing words and rhythm of your work. God bless you. My thoughts are with her 'sisters' Tionne and Rozonda, and with all her family and friends. Rest in peace Lisa. xxx
Francesca Roy, England


She was a very talented spirit

Cee, USA
Lisa will be missed by all. She was a very talented spirit. Although she is gone we should be happy that her music will forever remain. To her family and friends, Keep ya heads up!
Cee, USA

First Aaliyah, now Lisa. I am very shocked!
Awa, France

Lisa has always been my most lovable role model and it hurts that I have nobody to look up to now! I'm just wondering who I can love and look up to now!
Neisha C, Brockton

Oh my God! Lisa I love you. RIP.
Lauren, Cardiff

Having been born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, US, where Andre Rison, "Left Eye's" husband played football for a few years, I got to meet them both and found "Left Eye" to be a shy, tender, pretty young girl that I easily fell in love with as a fan. I have personal memories of her and Andre Rison, when she signed my son's football cap and remember the private discussions we had together word for word. I'm truly sad she is gone and will miss her dearly.
Frederick R. Parham 5th., US


We are all just about accepting the death of Aaliyah, but to lose Lisa so soon

Nichola T, England
Yet another devastating day, we are all just about accepting the death of Aaliyah, but to lose Lisa so soon... Heaven has the brightest stars.
Nichola T, England

Just like Aaliyah, Lisa was a great performer and will be missed.
Kev, UK

Lisa "Left Eye'' Lopes, you were one in a million and your style, your creativity was so original. You will be sadly missed by all. My condolences go out to your family, T-BOZ and CHILLI, y'all stay up. The Lord wanted her to come home. Peace and love.
Veronica Gosey, US

This was a shock for me this morning to read such sad news about Lisa Lopes' death. You were such a talent young lady, you will be truly missed.
Arlene, US

Another bright star gone. My condolences and prayers go out to her family and friends. Lisa, rest in peace.
Mariatu Hai, United Kingdom


The meaning of her music was incredible

Stephanie Bell, US
Lisa was a soul artist and the meaning of her music was incredible. Her soul will live forever.
Stephanie Bell, US

My heart goes out to the family and close friends of Lisa Lopes. She will forever live on but will be sadly missed.
La Kisha Axel, USA

I'm really sorry to see Lisa pass away. TLC was one of my favourite bands during middle school. You'll be missed.
Lisa Amaya, USA

My tribute to an amazing woman, who inspired me with WaterFalls, No Scrubs and Never Be The Same Again! Lisa, we will never forget you! The world loves you.
Libby, UK

I'm very sorry to hear about Lisa. She was a talented person and will be missed. My prayers go out to her family and friends.
Rhonda Sheely, Pennsylvania, USA

I was shocked when I heard that she died. I just would like to say I'm praying for her family.
Clarissa Burley, USA

I came back from school to hear of your death - I can't believe that you are gone. Your rapping was unique and we have now lost a wonderful person.
Jacqui, England

I'm very sorry to hear about Lisa. She was a talented person and will be missed. My prayers go out to her family and friends.
Rhonda Sheely, Pennsylvania, USA

What a sad day! She was so great. R.I.P Lisa.
Anonymous


Lisa is going to live forever in the soul of people who enjoys her music

Alexis Armas, Venezuela
Just like Janis and Karen, who died very soon too, Lisa is going to live forever in the soul of people who enjoys her music.
Alexis Armas, Venezuela

Lopes was an entertainer that rose above the controversy and the group's turmoil and still maintained being a host to many shows and being seen and heard by the media. Someone to be remembered.
Alexander Suarez, US

I cried when I heard the news at 6:00 am in my sleep I heard my sister say she was dead. I love TLC and she played a major part in the group. People say she was bad but in all she was misunderstood by most people.
Tieshia E. Soders, US

I feel we have witnessed a major potential be cut short so cruelly. 26 April receives yet another blow. May God bless Lisa.
Ian 'Icy' Clarke, England

I am very shocked at the tragic death of Lisa Lopes. It is deeply upsetting when a life is cut short due to such accidents. My heart goes out to her friends and family.
Jay Shurey, UK

You were a talented and bright artist. You flew high with the birds. You blew us all away with your voice and smile. Now that you are gone, you'll fly with the angels of heaven. As you look down at all of us who will truly miss you, each tear that rolls down our face is a tear of joy knowing your in a better place. Live each day to the fullest as we will all truly miss you. You were an inspiration to us young fans.
Anonymous, Ontario, Canada


I was completely shocked by the news

Julie, England
I was completely shocked by the news. Losing another one of music's bright stars! She will be missed....
Janelle, Toronto,Canada

Rest in peace Lisa
Julie, England

Well I'm still in shock really, she was a fresh, energetic, talented and engaging young lady. Her music appeals to all generations she will always be remembered. R.I.P Lisa.
Deonee, United Kingdom

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was my favourite member of TLC. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. I feel I have lost a friend, her music spoke out for freedom and vitality and self-belief.
Bridget Peavy, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Left Eye will be truly missed by her fans, friends, and family. She appeared to be the kind of person to always bring sunshine on a rainy day, and put a smile on your face. Left Eye memories will live forever.
Selby, USA

It's hard to see such a young and vibrant life taken away so soon. My prayers go out to the family. Just remember God will never put more on you than you can bear.
Rachel, US


It is so sad to see such a young, gifted and beautiful person pass away

Erica, USA
It is so sad to see such a young, gifted and beautiful person pass away so quickly from us. The music industry has truly lost another one of its gems. I pray that God will comfort Lisa's family, her daughter, friends, and fans. God bless. Love.
Erica, US

I was so shocked when I heard, she was only 30! She was a brilliant musician, and I'm sure she'll be remembered the world over for her liveliness and great talent forever. A great loss to music. My condolences to everyone who loved her.
Marie, England

Lisa will be sadly missed. She was a great rap artist and TLC will never be the same.
Keeley, England

Goodbye Lisa. You will be missed girl. You were da bomb and will always be remembered.
Jason Lange, USA

I am so, so, so sorry that this had happen to her. I know that i was one of her fans, and I can't believe that this happen to Lisa. RIP.
Latoya, Wisconsin, US


I will miss her a lot

Tirzah Pederson
This is very sad and I will miss her a lot, she was my favourite member of TLC, and she is in my heart.
Tirzah Pederson

In this world you were only one, but to one you are the world! Forever your fan.
Maybell, USA

May her soul rest in peace. God bless us all.
Molly Wooten, Oregon, USA

Words can't describe what I'm feeling right now... it's the same feeling I had when my inspiration Aaliyah died...I hate death so much.
Yewande, England

It's really sad to hear that another talented person is no longer with us. She might not have been perfect but she was a beautiful young woman who must have brought joy to those who knew her.
Mandy, UK

I've loved TLC from the beginning and I am heartbroken by the untimely death of one of its superstars. The world lost a beautiful soul and I can only shed tears at our loss.
Gwen, US

What a great loss for the world - and what a great gain for the angels above. She was a talented, beautiful, quirky, singer...I'm still in shock at the news...I send my deepest sympathy to her family and friends. Rest in eternal peace.
Beth Winkworth, UK


I'm sorry to hear about this horrible tragedy and I send my respects

Thrisa Correa, US
I'm sorry to hear about this horrible tragedy and I send my respects. I know how it is to lose a good friend. I lost a very close friend in February due to a car accident. Times are going to get tougher before they get easier. In time we will all find our ray of light. Until the day of the reunitement comes we have memories to help us threw the days. I send my regards!
Thrisa Correa, US

It's very say to know that we have lost another beauty. She sparkled wherever she went and her beautiful voice brought about happiness. We here in Jamaica are very saddened by the news and we hope that here family will keep the courage and be strong, because she is watching over them.
Wedy, Jamaica

I will truly miss this talented young lady. Lisa, rest in peace and please send a prayer down here for the rest of us.
Kwana, USA

I just don't know what to say. I'll miss you. My prayers go out to all your TLC family members and the music world and family. It's a great-great loss. RIP.
Lola Morris, USA


Lisa was a wonderfully talented woman taken too soon

Lisa, Pennsylvania, USA
I am deeply saddened by the news today. Lisa was a wonderfully talented woman taken too soon. Her music will live on in all of us and she will be gravely missed by the music industry. My sympathy to her family and friends. I am deeply sympathetic to all her music has touched. Lisa rest in peace.
Lisa, Pennsylvania, USA

I remember growing up and listening to their (TLC) music, Left Eye in particular. She was amazing. I'm older now but I hope the kids will be alright... we love you.
Lino Del Greco, UK

To Lisa Lopes' family, T-Boz, Chilli, and every one of her fans, prayers go out to all of you. I was and forever will be a fan of Left Eye and I hope and pray that the TLC family can press on, with God's strength, through this tragedy. It seems like God has taken a star every other year, but it's all in his plan how our lives will end. Rest in peace.
Latree Cotton, USA

I'm deeply saddened by this tragic death. TLC came out when I was in the fifth grade and I've been out of school for three years now so it feels like I grew up listening to them. I was really looking forward to a new TLC album. She will be truly missed.
Randie, USA

A truly talented woman, with her own unique and flamboyant style. Will be sadly missed
Tony Thompson, UK

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was a great performing artist and contributed immensely to R&B and popular music. Her death will be a tragic loss and we will all miss her cute and cherub smile.
Bernard I, United Kingdom


She true to herself, a rare quality which a lot of people misunderstand these days

Elizabeth, Atlanta
Live life to the limit, because tomorrow is not promised. This is something I am beginning to realize more and more. First with Aaliyah, then 11 September and now Left Eye.
I was a fan of her individuality and maverick spirit. She did not conform and stayed true to herself, a rare quality which a lot of people misunderstand these days. May her soul find the peace she deserved. Much, much love!
Elizabeth, Atlanta, GA

I am completely saddened by this tragic event. I have been a TLC fan since '94 and was waiting for this new album to come out. She will be sadly missed! xxx
Stacey Dowdney, UK

Wow. It was really shocking when I was sitting there doing my homework while watching the news and hearing that Lisa Lopes from TLC died in a car crash. My heart started to beat and my eyes watered. "Not another one," I said to myself. Lisa was a great rapper. I loved her childish voice - it made things sound good. You will be missed. Rest in peace
Monica, Canada


We have to ensure that we keep her spirit and the music that she gave us alive

Yvonne, London
I heard it at work and I am still in shock. It is so sad to hear of such a tragic death. Especially at the time that she was coming to peace with herself both spiritually and at the same time, growing musically. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten. We have to ensure that we keep her spirit and the music/laughters that she gave us alive. My prayers go out to her family and the rest of her TLC family. Rest in peace - Lisa "Left Eye/NINA" Lopes...
Yvonne , London, UK

Well this is something that I thought would ever happen to Left Eye, because she was so cool and down to earth (even when I was very young I used to tell people I was Left Eye!) This is really hard pill for me to swallow - first God took my sista, now my friend. But I send my respect and thoughts to Left Eye's family and friends. And to Left Eye, if you get this show God and the angels something and if you hear this I want you to live it up to the fullest in heaven. I will miss you.
Catrice Byrd, US

She gave class and artistry to a musical genre so often maligned for having neither.
Robert del Valle, US

Lisa was my favourite member of TLC. The group's album Fanmail was the best that I have ever heard with every song on the album having a true and significant meaning. It is a very sad thing that this bright star has now gone. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and her sisters of TLC. Shine brightly in heaven Lisa, as you will be missed for a very long time to come.
Gloria Bowen, Canada


Left Eye's music spoke out for freedom and vitality and self-belief.

Dylan Harding, UK
I feel I have lost a friend. Her music spoke to me in many ways. As a gay man who has suffered minor persecution for my lifestyle, Left Eye's music spoke out for freedom and vitality and self-belief.
Dylan Harding, UK

My heart goes out to "Left Eye" Ms. Lopes. Truly God has picked another flower from his vast garden. May the angels have her encamped in their grace. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends. For this is a great tragedy, for anyone to bear.
Paula Jackson, US

This is a really sad day. Left Eye was always my favourite of the trio. She had a hard core attitude and I respected her for it. She will be missed so much by everyone. We love you girl. RIP alwayz.
Kylene, US


I got to meet Lisa Left Eye Lopes one day in a hotel and she was the sweetest person I have met

Kimberly Rosario, NY, USA
I was a fan of TLC since their first album. I got to meet Lisa Left Eye Lopes one day in a hotel and she was the sweetest person I have met. She had no hesitation in taking a picture with any fan. I am very sad on hearing the news, but I know that her an my other favourite artist, Aaliyah, are both together looking over all of us. Rest in peace, Lisa Left Eye Lopes, we will miss you.
Kimberly Rosario, NY, US

She was the best member of TLC - very talented a real, real shame that she had to die. But you have to think that it is God's will. I know she was religious, so hopefully she will have rest in her Lord's arms. God rest your soul Lisa.
Troy Kennedy, England

Always enjoyed their music, especially when Left Eye would rap. Saw her recently on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and she was super-fit, healthy and smart, really getting her life in order. God bless her and those who love her. Shocked and truly saddened.
Jenny, Brooklyn, New York

Never met the girl, but it's sad to lose someone that you feel is close to you because their music touched so many, especially me. I am so sorry her family and friends have to suffer this loss, but she'll be deeply missed from now till the end of time. We all love you, Lisa Lopes!!!!
Melissa Cosme, USA

She will be loved and remembered for many years to come, she was a talented young woman who followed her dreams. R.I.P. Lisa xx
Ayesha, UK


She was a fine lady with sizzling talent

Joyce, Switzerland
What a tragic loss. She was a fine lady with sizzling talent. Our hearts are with her family and TLC sisters she has left behind. May her soul rest in perfect peace.
Joyce, Switzerland

Words cannot express how much she will be missed. I have been a fan of TLC, since their first album in 1992. Left Eye has always been my favourite because of her spiciness, her drive for life, and her willingness to do whatever she set her mind to. The world has not only lost a great singer and rapper, but a gorgeous, talented woman, whose life was cut short. God bless her, the members of TLC, and her family. Love always, her biggest fan.
Dianna, USA


There aren't many stars left with the talent she had

Jo Conroy, England
She had the most distinctive voice I have heard for ages. I loved all her songs with TLC and loved her wacky sense of style. There aren't many stars left with the talent she had. She will be sorely missed. RIP.
Jo Conroy, England

Lisa was my favourite female rapper. It is so sad that she is gone. She will live in my heart for a long time and will be missed so much. Very few female rappers have brought delightful innovation to music.
Iyasele Abel, Nigeria

Lisa, you will be missed by all lovers of music, you earned the respect you deserved through out your individuality of personality and performance. You made a statement in all for you work either by dance or song. Girl, you always be remembered. Prayers go to you and everyone you knew and who was very close to your heart.
Vanessa, Cavan, Ireland


I went to my first concert in 1992 just because TLC was going to be there

Ray, US
Another tragic death has occurred with one of or most popular R&B stars. This tragedy has saddens me because I have been a TLC fan since 1992 and "Left Eye" was my favourite one in the group. I went to my first concert in 1992 just because TLC was going to be there and I got a pic with them. Lisa Lopes, you will be greatly missed - you were a very special person. Much love goes out to the family of Lisa.
Ray, US

"Dreams are hopeless aspirations in hopes
Of comin' true, believe in yourself
The rest is up to me and you."
Some of the lines that made me appreciate your existence, may your soul rest in peace, and your memory would always live on. LOVE.
Babsins, United Kingdom

Miss Lopes was what gave TLC an edge. Many songs would have been really weak without her vocal contribution, and she'll be missed by many fans. Talented girl.
Tony, England

The news today is truly shocking and saddening. Like many, I grew up listening to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes through TLC. Unique in style, highly creative, charismatic, and often willing to run against the grain to get across her message. Like Aaliyah, Big L, Biggie, Pac, Big Pun, Freaky Tah, Easy E, and the numerous others, you will be missed a great deal. Rest in peace sister.
Josh, UK


Her music had its own rhythm and soul

Michael Mørch, Denmark
Normally I don't respond to news of popstar's death, but Lisa was one of the most interesting of modern R&B artists. I really liked her style, being a free child, and incredible beautiful and childlike sweet. Her music had its own rhythm and soul both similar and very different from the rest of the music scene but in a great refreshing way. All though many problems in life and stardom she came through. Sleep tight sweet girl, we will remember you.
Michael Mørch, Denmark

Words cannot describe the talent, impact and inspiration Lisa Lopes was on not only the R&B music scene but the music industry as a whole. As we look back on her life, we can remember her talents as a performer and the rare ability she had to work with a variety of styles - a memorable example is the collaborations she had with Melanie C. Her fan base has grown and grown and it's so tragic that we have lost such a lovely artist who was just about to embark on a solo career. She will remain in our hearts with love. xxx
Joe McDermott, UK

We are deeply affected by this horrific tragedy. We have loved Lisa since we were kids and we'll miss her music in our lives. Long live TLC. Rest in peace Lisa.
Sam, Jess and Sandip, England

I've literally grown up as a great fan of TLC; listening to their advice in various tracks, watching them play about etc. I love TLC and all that makes the group. It is sad that Lisa is no more. T-Boz and Chilli please take heart, we the fans are still out here for you. May God rest Lisa's soul in peace, Bless her family and friends. It's a great loss. Andre, take heart, she's gone to a better place.
Bev, UK

Lisa was a fantastic performer, her music was outstanding and original. I was devastated to hear the world has lost another fantastic artist, my heart goes out to her family and friends. She will live on forever in her music.
Laura Culliton, England


History will record that her albums have changed many people's lives in a positive manner.

Kelvin Plomber, UK
I find it a real tragedy that this wonderful rap songstress has lost her life in this tragic way. History will record that her albums have changed many people's lives in a positive manner.
Kelvin Plomber, UK

Another young talent lost. Like Aaliyah and 2Pac, your music is your gift to us and we thank you for that. My thoughts are with your family and friends. RIP Lisa Lopes.
Laz, London

I am deeply saddened at the death of Left Eye. I have been a fan of TLC ever since they started out and have all three of their albums. I can't believe a talented, young woman has been taken away so suddenly. I hope she's at peace where she is now. She may be gone, but definitely not forgotten. Condolences go to her family and friends. R I P Left Eye and God bless xx.
Sharon, England

Lisa was an extremely talented artist. She openly shared her gift with the world and I hope the world will openly mourn her death. She will be sorely missed. May she rest in peace and all our condolences go out to her family and friends during this very difficult time. RIP.
Kizzy & Emeka, London, UK


One only has to point to the rap in Waterfalls to see her true genius

Erica C. Thomas, US
I'm really shocked to learn of Left Eye's death. She was among the most talented of artists. One only has to point to the rap in Waterfalls to see her true genius. Awww, what a loss; my condolences are with her family, friends and group.
Erica C. Thomas, US

We are truly saddened to hear about the tragic news of Lisa's death. As loyal fans to the star, we would like to pay our tributes by saying thank you for providing us with such amazing music and talent. We love you Lisa. RIP.
nic and heath, England

She was truly crazysexycool! No words can really express how fans feel about this tragic loss! You may be gone but never forgotten. Thank you for being one of the reasons I could get through a tough day. God bless you, rest in piece, my sincere condolences to all those that were close to you.
Harpal , United Kingdom


She is absolutely brilliant, a very stunning lady to meet in person!

Andre Williams, UK
A total shock! Another beautiful star has fallen to yet another tragic accident. Originally from the US myself and NYC, I had the great pleasure of meeting Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in my lifetime. She is absolutely brilliant, a very stunning lady to meet in person! And dark brown eyes you can see clear across any room... All my thoughts and prayers from the UK go out to Lisa and her loving family. Left Eye. May you RIP my angel!
Andre C Williams, UK

Such sad news!! Lisa Lopes along with TLC were very talented and one of my favourite groups. My thoughts go out to her friends, family along with T-Boz and Chilli, who are obviously like family to her. God bless and rest in peace Lisa, you will be remembered forever!
Jess, UK

Lisa "Left Eye" was one of the best female artists of our time and I think that she will be missed in the music industry.
Dani and Lucy, Blackheath High School

I remember the first time I saw TLC on television. I was blown away by their talent. Lisa Lopes impressed me again when she duetted with Mel C. I will miss her.
Diane Butler, England

My condolences to the Lopes family. Lisa truly was a creative, outspoken, gifted and talented young woman who inspired many fans throughout the world. I have been a fan of TLC from way way back. I can't comprehend why she has been taken from this world, but perhaps she will find solace and happiness where she resides now. God bless you Lisa and thank you for bringing happiness through your music to many of your fans throughout the world.
Jennifer Adu, United Kingdom

With her beauty, talent, god-given sense of rhythm and that attitude, Lisa was the ultimate fly girl. We lost a dream today. RIP.
Nick, Tokyo, Japan

She was all beauty, fire and talent. It's a tragic loss.
Fabian H., The Netherlands


We mustn't look at the negative side of her death because she lived her life to the full

Neon, England
Lisa will never be forgotten. People all over the world will always remember her... how many of us could say that about ourselves? We mustn't look at the negative side of her death because she lived her life to the full and packed lots of positivity into it. God bless you Lisa, your time was relatively short but what a time... Your work is over now. Fly away home - I know the Lord was with you on your final journey.
Neon, England

What a loss, we've listened to TLC since we were kids. The CrazySexyCool album sums up so many years and brings back so many memories. Lisa brought the band to life and now it's the end. RIP.
Bonnie and Marina, England, London

A true talent, someone whose rap style I emulate from time to time. Such a devastating end for a beautiful woman. All God's angels come to us in disguise. Left Eye, safe from harm you will never be forgotten. God bless your family and friends. xx
Emma , UK

A tragic sad loss but hopefully her legacy will inspire people to seek out their dreams and realise them against all odds. A true artist.
Robert Kluger, England


A totally fantastic talent in a music world dominated by regurgitated pap

Alex, UK
I am utterly shocked at this news. Left Eye Lopes was a truly original person - a totally fantastic talent in a music world dominated by regurgitated pap and 'safe', hideously inoffensive pop stars. No more TLC, no more amazing looks, no more wonderful songs. Oh, the injustice of it all...
Alex, UK

The death of Lisa Lopes is a great loss to the world of music, not only because of the loss of a wonderfully talented person but also for the effect it will have on one of the best and most dynamic R&B groups to have hit planet earth, which in Lisa Left Eye's own words, will never be the same again.
Shruti, UK

An extremely talented and beautiful lady that inspired and ignited many a young girl, like myself, and their imagination. Her lyrics and opinions were original and forthcoming. I hope that her memory will never be forgotten because her tragic death proves something - only the good die young. RIP. xxx
Sara Gibbs, Wales, UK

A truly great loss, she had the looks, the style, the lyrical flow. Her unique rhyme style made her stand out. RIP Left Eye.
Genius, UK

This is a complete tragedy, and just reaffirms to us all that we are on borrowed time. May God bless your soul Lisa.
Karen, England


She gave all teenagers inspiration to be themselves and fulfil their dreams

Kellie and Jess, England
We have just heard about the tragedy on a website at school and we just want to say that we are thinking of Lisa's family and friends at this devastating time. We loved her music and think she was a wonderful person who gave all teenagers inspiration to be themselves and fulfil their dreams. A big thank you to Lisa! All our love, friends from Turton High School, Bolton. x x x
Kellie and Jess, England

Another very sad day for R&B and for the entertainment world in general. TLC's songs have sometimes been humorous but always thought provoking - from Ain't To Proud To Beg to Unpretty. It's so sad to know that we shall no longer have the benefit of her talent.
DM, UK

Lisa was a great person, who loved what she did. We are all sadden by what happened. May God be with you Lisa on your way too heaven. God Bless
Danny Biglow and family, US

We did not know her personally yet we have suffered a great loss. She was talented, beautiful, graceful and very creative. Her creativity was displayed in her originality. Lisa is one in a million just like Aaliyah and she will be missed greatly. We send condolences to her girls (Chilli and T- Boz) and her family who are most affected by this loss. God bless her soul, much love and may she rest in peace. XxX
Adwoa, Suzanne, UK

It's so sad to hear that such a beautiful talented artist has passed away. She was a very good rapper and performer. Her death was so shocking and unexpected just like Aaliyah's. May they rest in peace.
Yasmin, London


Lisa was the voice that gave TLC its attitude

Marylin Comrie, UK
I still haven't gotten over the shock of losing Aaliyah! This is another huge body blow. Lisa was the voice that gave TLC its attitude; strong, no nonsense young women, who were fiercely independent and in charge of their own destiny. Lisa was extremely talented and still had so much more to achieve. She may be gone in body, but her memory and her spirit will live on in the hearts of her fans. RIP
Marilyn Comrie, UK

I am in pain. She was more than a singer to me. Her music defined my life as I was growing up. Her music along with Aaliyah's is what I started listening to as I grew up into a young lady, and a lot of what I've been through I found strength in who they are and what they stand for. Rest in peace girl, rest in peace. You won't be forgotten
Angela, London, England

Someone who put soul into rap. She will be missed.
Eric Alter, England

The music industry has once again to mourn the loss of a shining star. I only hope that the obvious affection that everyone had for Lisa is some comfort to her friends and family.
Stephanie, UK


I loved her sassy and electric personality

Tony Magnier, Ireland
Lisa's death has left me distraught with grief. I loved her sassy and electric personality... I'll miss that most. She will live forever through the legacy of the music that she leaves behind. Thanks for all you ever did for us as part of the most successful female R&B group ever. I'm gonna miss those beautiful eyes too!
Tony Magnier, Ireland

This is a very sad day for anyone that is into R&B or rap. Lisa's beautiful face always brought a smile to my face. She will always be remembered. Bless.
Sylvester Amara, England

I've grown up with TLC and I feel really awful that Left Eye's gone. She was really cool and always my favourite. I really hope she was happy in her last few years. She's a colourful person and definitely leaves a gap in the media world.
Serena, UK

In the grand scheme of things it is another tragic loss of a talented, beautiful star who conquered all she stood for. To name all the known and unknown musical talents we have lost would take for ever. Take time to reflect on the testing life and career of a master of her field. If I can be half the person she turned out to be my life will be complete. Thoughts and prayers to all who cared.
Neil, UK

Wow. I'm extremely saddened to hear of Lisa's death: I've always been a big fan. Not only was she a vital part of one of R&B's most outstanding groups, but as an individual performer she was a true dynamo. Thanks for your work and I'm glad we got to meet - miss you.
Mr Drew, Echoes Magazine, London

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by life,
and sometimes I don't know what to do,
but everything suddenly feels right
when I hear your sweet music,
and feel the sweetness in your voice.
It so sad to lose someone like you. Lisa, you are gone but your music lives forever. Rest in perfect peace.
Magic Douglas, Ghana


She was a supernova, explosive and wonderful to watch

Joyce, UK
TLC represent the fun of my university days. It was a time when Mary J Blige and the like were just coming up in the business. These people had fun with music. Left Eye represented the energy of the time at its best. She was a supernova, explosive and wonderful to watch. There were some sad elements to her life, but it is a credit to her presence that she touched so many people in a positive way.
Joyce, UK

Truly shocking! A great loss to the music industry. Waterfall must rank as one of the greatest R&B songs of all time. Thoughts with her family and friends.
Helene, London, England

I am very sad to hear of the tragic death of Lisa Left Eye Lopes. I have admired her talent throughout the years. It's such a shame that a young vibrant, talented, beautiful woman has been taken from us. I would like to send my deepest sympathies to Lisa's family, friends and fans. Rest in peace, you will be greatly missed. xx
Kerry, England

Devastating. A gorgeous, talented woman who had a special place in many people's hearts. She will be sadly missed.
Nathan Lloyd, UK


Without her and TLC many other groups such as Destiny's Child would not have been given a foot in the door

Kevin Allen-Khimani, England
I just can't believe that we have lost a true talent. Left Eye will be very much missed. I just hope that her family, Chilli and T-Boz allow her final work from the recently completed TLC album to be released so that her fans can hear exactly what she brought to the music industry. We must not forget that without her and TLC many other groups such as Destiny's Child would not have been given a foot in the door by record companies. She really was a brilliant and talented performer, such a sad loss for all.
Kevin Allen-Khimani, England

It always seemed that Lisa lived her life to the full and made the most of every day. I'm glad she lived her dreams and grateful for the music that she made, which touched my life forever.
Jodi, Isle of Man

My thoughts go out to her family and friends. Such a terrible end to such a wonderful and talented person.
Yvonne Halsackda, London

We will all miss you Left Eye. I'm a great fan and I'm very sad that this happened.
Lára , Iceland


She will be missed by those of us that looked up to her as our mentor

Manny, England
What a waste of talent and a great loss to the music world as a whole. She will be sorely missed especially by her fans and those of us that looked up to her as our mentor.
Manny, England

It's irrelevant that Left Eye was beautiful, talented and young - death so sudden is tragic. Especially when you feel in touch with someone the way they express themselves through their music and visually, you don't recognise the impact until you're presented with such tragedy. I am young, my friends are young - death at a time when you are relishing life and exploring yourself is hard to comprehend. I hope there is a reason why people are taken away from us. I guess one day we may all find out. Rest in peace Left Eye. Your tunes will live on!
Emma Carruthers, Staffordshire, UK

Wow, this is unreal and unimaginable. There are no words. RIP.
Victoria, UK

What a waste of a good talent.
Ciaran Corkerry, England

I was stunned to hear that Lisa has been killed. She was one of the most creative and talented performers in the entire industry. Her solo album was just the first rung on what would have been a stellar solo career and she has been taken from us before that career could be fully realised. Rest in peace Lisa. You will be missed.
Jason, England

I am a fan of TLC and I loved their performances. We will miss her greatly. The gap she left will never be filled. To her family, I send my heart felt condolences. Please take courage. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Christine IL, Uganda


Who can ever forget her slick rapping tones?

Samantha Douglas, England
I am devastated at the loss of one of America's most talented female artists of my generation. Who can ever forget her slick rapping tones. It's a shock to the system and immediately brings back memories of the tragic death of Aaliyah, both beautiful women and both lost in less than a year. My heart goes out to her family, band members, fiancé, and everyone who was close to her. I remember her last single Block Party, and seeing her present with MTV's Trevor Nelson at the MOBO Awards. Rest in peace Lisa Lopes, you will be remembered forever.
Samantha Douglas, England

Words cannot express how upset I am. I will truly miss her, but her music will live on forever. RIP Lisa.
Nick Monopoli, England

Tragic news. She may have burned down her husband's house and been an alcoholic but this did nothing to detract from her fantastic rapping ability - what a talent, what a loss!
Dave H, England

A talented and very beautiful woman. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.
Den, UK

R&B and the music industry has once again lost a precious talent. As with Aaliyah, Lisa, my thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. RIP.
Matt B, UK

Aaliyah last year, Big Pun the year before, 2Pac, Notorious BIG and now Left Eye, the music world has lost some of its biggest most influential stars over the years. I'm devastated by Left Eye's death, as I was by Aaliyah's. I met Left Eye when I was on holiday in the US once and she was very welcoming to me. She will be a great loss to the music industry and my thoughts are with her family and friends and T-Boz and Chilli.
Iain Mitcheson, England

It appears that the more talented they are the sooner we lose them - Left Eye, Tupac, Aaliyah...
T-jay, UK

I couldn't believe it when I logged onto the BBC website to see that Lisa had died. Though not a great fan of her work, I always admired her for the way she always bounced back from her problems big or small. She will be greatly missed, my thoughts are with her family, friends and the rest of TLC.
Mary, England, UK

As shocking as Aaliyah's death! What a big loss to the music industry! Left Eye might have made the headlines negatively sometimes but that does not change the fact that she was a talented, charismatic and beautiful woman. RIP.
Kathleen Ndongmo, Cameroon


Lisa had a gift and she gave it to us

Daniel Flowers, UK
Lisa, was a inspiration to young people around the world and will be missed so much. Lisa had a gift and she gave it to us and she her spirit will be with us forever.
Daniel Flowers, United Kingdom

Its a shame that such a talented artist has to die in such a manner. As a DJ it affects me more because I have to play her old songs just to keep her in the music industry. My heart goes out to her family.
Abbey, London

Lisa had a good career and a better one ahead of her. this is a sad loss for a big star and she will be greatly missed
Simon Ellis, England

We've lost yet another shining star! God bless you Lisa may you rest in peace
Ms Charles, London, England

She was such an all round talent. This beautiful feisty diva is another great loss, not only to the Afro-race but to the entertainment world in general. RIP.
Ola, UK

This is horrible. I never knew Lisa Lopes personally but I loved her style, creativity, music and charisma. I send condolences to her family and friends and everyone else that loved her. This serves as yet another reminder to us all that life is short and we are never promised tomorrow.
Tracy, USA


Lisa had a lot of talent and the possibility of a huge solo career

Matthew Dixon, UK
This comes as a real shock - just a few months since Aaliyah's tragic death, the R&B world is in mourning again. Lisa had a lot of talent and the possibility of a huge solo career (if her debut solo material was anything to go by). May her soul rest in peace and may God look over all those who are in mourning.
Matthew Dixon, UK

I just heard the news of Lisa's death on the radio and had to go on the internet to make sure I heard it correctly. It turns out I did and I just can't believe it. My thoughts are with her family and friends
Natascha Koppenhol, The Netherlands

Thanks for the gifts, the joy and the pleasure you gave us through your talent... Lisa, you will be very sadly missed, a light has gone out in our world. We are all devastated.
Jef Davies, UK


Lisa Lopes was a wonderful artist and had great character

Sharon B, UK
I heard the news this morning and still can't really believe it. Lisa Lopes was a wonderful artist and had great character and talent. She will be sorely missed and my prayers go out to her and her family and the other members of TLC, T-Boz and Chilli. May she rest in peace.
Sharon B, UK

RIP Lisa. All our thoughts from Whitchurch High and Richard Gooch says I love you. All our thoughts are with you.
Steve Hodnett, Wales

My jaw just dropped when I read about Lisa being killed this morning. This is just so so sad. What with us R&B fans just coming to terms with the death of Aaliyah this is just shocking news. My condolences go out to her family at this tragic time. Gone but never forgotten. RIP Lisa.
Bob Prince, England

Words can't express the loss this is. The R&B world has lost one of its brightest talents.
Sinead, UK

First Aaliyah, now Lisa. Two R&B geniuses lost in the space of a few months. God rest your soul Lisa - your fans will never forget you.
Cassie Smith, England


Thank you for tor the 10+ years of entertaining us

VJ, UK
Another tragic and heartfelt loss in not only the R&B community but the global pop industry. Left Eye was a beautiful, remarkable and talented young lady and her presence will sorely be missed. Without Left Eye there was no TLC. All we can say is thank you for the 10+ years of entertaining us. Rest in peace Lisa.
VJ, UK

It is very sad to lose someone so young but even worse when she was so talented - I pray for her family.
Sarah, England

I would like to give my deepest sympathy for family and close friends of Lisa Lopes, I was very shocked to hear the news. May she rest in peace forever, God bless you.
Emily, UK

Such a waste of a young international talent.
Sally, France


It is so rare to come across a female rapper with such quirkiness

Kevin Jepson, United Kingdom
Without a doubt a unique talent. It is so rare to come across a female rapper with such quirkiness and a style of her own. It is also seldom that the generic rap in the middle of someone else's song adds something good, but Left Eye's contributions managed every time. She will be sorely missed.
Kevin Jepson, United Kingdom

She was a very talented rapper and will be missed.
Jennifer Veitch, Scotland

I'm very sorry to hear of the death of Lisa, she was the best member of TLC and a great performer.
Emma, Scotland

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01 May 02 | Music
TLC will not replace Lopes
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