Music Sheet: Pop World Loses Another Singer In Tragic Accident




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Jeff Usry

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, 30, lead singer of R&B trio TLC, died in a car crash April 26, while traveling in Honduras.

Lopes is the second female pop-singer to die in an accident within a year. Music fan will recall last August singer/actress Aaliyah died in a plane crash while in the Bahamas.

Lopes, the controversial member of the TLC, first gained media attention in 1994 when she was arrested for setting fire to her then-boyfriend’s house, former Atlanta Falcon Andre Rison. The chanteuse received five years probation and entered an alcohol rehab program.
TLC, the most successful female trio in history, recently topped the U.S. pop album charts in 1999 winning eight Grammy Award nominations, and taking home Grammys best R&B album and best R&B performance, 10 years after their debut album,

"Oooooooh...On the TLC Tip."

The highly combustible band went on tour 1999/2000 which was plagued by poor tickets sales and on-stage feuding between members Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, with Lopes adding fuel to the fire.

In recent interviews Lopes has sharply criticized Thomas and Watkins, with the pair giving as good as they got.


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