Music mogul Antonio "L.A." Reid is remembering former TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who was tragically killed in a car accident in Roma, Honduras, nine years ago yesterday. The Hollywood Reporter reports, "I think about her often," he said. "I miss Lisa a lot." Reid recounts Lopes' determination to make it in the music business, moving to Atlanta from Philadelphia to be closer to Reid and his then-partner, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.
The Hollywood Reporter quotes Reid adding, "She was like my little girl, and I loved her." He went on to say, "I was closer to her, and I was devastated at the loss of her. I still love her today, and she still is in my mind and in my thoughts daily. It's been quite some time now, but it's one of those things that just never goes away."
The blogosphere is remembering Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in a myriad of ways. Bossip is featuring a photo gallery of images of Lopes throughout her career. Although Lopes was a controversial figure when she was alive, no one can deny her tremendous talent, as evidenced by her penning the TLC megahit "Waterfalls." She was 30 years old when she died.