Today, April 25, 2008 marks the 6th anniversary of the death of Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, a founding member and creative force behind TLC, the most successful-selling R&B/Hip-Hop female group of all-time. The singer was killed as she was driving on a Honduran road on that fateful Thursday evening six years ago. Seven other people, including Lopes' brother, Ronald, and sister, Raina, were in the Mitsubishi Montero sports utility vehicle when the crash happened near Jutiapa, 150 miles north of Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital. The vehicle rolled several times, throwing Lisa out of the window. She died instantly from severe head injuries. She was 30-years-old. Her funeral was held at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. Over 30,000 fans came from all over the world to bid her farewell. Engraved upon her white casket was her verse from Waterfalls: "Dreams are hopeless aspirations, in hopes of coming true, believe in yourself, the rest is up to me and you."
TLC, formed in 1991 (with remaining surviving members Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas) in Atlanta was signed to LaFace Records and produced by super-producer Dallas Austin. Some of the trio's biggest award-winning hits include: What About Your Friends, Baby, Baby, Baby, Creep, Red Light Special, Unpretty, Waterfalls and No Scrubs.