Today April 25th marks the passing of Lisa Lopes AKA Left Eye from the Grammy Award winning group TLC. Left Eyeâ€™s former band mate, Chilli took to twitter to post a press release on the behalf of herself & T-Boz in regards to Left Eyeâ€™s passing and upcoming events to celebrate the bands 20th anniversary.
Check out what the ladies had to say below:
Chilli and T-Boz have teamed up with VH1 for an upcoming biopic TV movie that will give fans a personal and detailed look at their career from their debut to now. The Movie is currently being casted out of LA.
â€œThe word anniversary means a celebration. For us her death will never be a celebration, itâ€™s still something that hurts,â€ says T-Boz. Group member Chilli agrees, â€œLisa is our sister. You never get over losing a family member. We love her and we miss her and that isnâ€™t ever going to change.â€
On top of 2012 being the 10th anniversary of Left Eyeâ€™s passing, it also marks the 20th anniversary of the groups introduction to the industry.
Check out TLC early throwback Ainâ€™t 2 Proud 2 Beg
â€œThis project is truly a dream come true for us,â€ says Chilli. â€˜Whatâ€™s Love Got To Do With Itâ€™ scribe Kate Lanier will pen the project, which documents TLCâ€™s rise to fame with 1991â€²s â€œOoooooohhhâ€¦ On The TLC Tipâ€ and their follow-up success with 1994â€²s â€œCrazySexyCool,â€ and eventually selling more than 65 million albums worldwide making them the biggest-selling girl group in history. In addition to the movie, TLC is working on a 20th anniversary package which will include tour dates, an album project with new music and several remixes on some of their favorite hits. Chilli and T-Boz say they are looking forward to giving new music to their eagerly awaiting fans and returning to the stage.
The Lisa Lopes Foundation will proudly benefaction the 1st Annual Left Eye Music Fest on Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 at the Porter Sandford III Performing Arts Center at 3181 Rainbow Drive in Decatur, GA. The family-fun event will compound and applaud Left Eyeâ€™s strange style and heterogeneous ambience in music, fashion, food and fun. Open to the public, the 1-day legal holiday featuring a kids concert, bent showcase, fashion show and star studded reverence concert, will follow the invitation-only Lisa Left Eye Lopes Press Reception and Legacy Celebration on her birthday; Sunday, May 27, 2012. Proceeds from the disdainful accepting and music fest will good the programs and initiatives of the Lisa Lopes Foundation.
Last Days of Left Eye