On Anniversary of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' Death, We Pay Tribute to Her Inspiring Lyrics

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It’s been 12 years since the music industry lost one of its brightest talents, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes from the trailblazing Hip-hop/R&B trio TLC; Lopes tragically lost her life in a car accident at the age of 30. Her fans and peers continue to mourn the untimely loss, though her music and influence lives well beyond her too-short career. Lopes, who was known for her outspoken personality, was on vacation volunteering in Honduras when she passed away.

Bandmate Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins commented in a statement, "We had all grown up together and were as close as a family...We have truly lost our sister.” In memory of Lopes’ talent, humanitarian spirit, and impact on an entire generation of fans, let’s take a look back at her most empowering lyrics.

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