PHOTOS: Remembering Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes – Would Of Been 40 Today

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May. 27 2011, Updated 9:27 a.m. ET

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PHOTOS: Remembering Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes – Would Of Been 40 Today

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1. Chili Thomas and T-Boz Watkins of TLC attend the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. The members cry as the pay tribute to the third member of their group, Lisa Lopez, who was killed in Guatemala earlier in 2002.

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Chili Thomas and T-Boz Watkins of TLC attend the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. The members cry as the pay tribute to the third member of their group, Lisa Lopez, who was killed in Guatemala earlier in 2002.

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2. Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the group TLC celebrate their award for Best R&B Video during the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The award was for their "Waterfalls" video!

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Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the group TLC celebrate their award for Best R&B Video during the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The award was for their "Waterfalls" video!

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3. Justin Timberlake, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Chris Kirkpatrick, photographed during Nsync "No String Attached" album release party in New York in April 2002.

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Justin Timberlake, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Chris Kirkpatrick, photographed during Nsync "No String Attached" album release party in New York in April 2002.

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4. TLC promotional photo shoot in January 1990.

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TLC promotional photo shoot in January 1990.

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5. Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, Chili, and T-Boz of TLC at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California in June 1995.

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Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, Chili, and T-Boz of TLC at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California in June 1995.

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6. Lopes was often vocal about her personal life and difficult past. She readily admitted that she had come from an abusive, alcoholic background and struggled with alcohol problems herself. These problems became headline news in 1994, when she set fire to Andre Rison's tennis shoes in a bathtub, which ultimately spread to the mansion they shared, destroying it.

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Lopes was often vocal about her personal life and difficult past. She readily admitted that she had come from an abusive, alcoholic background and struggled with alcohol problems herself. These problems became headline news in 1994, when she set fire to Andre Rison's tennis shoes in a bathtub, which ultimately spread to the mansion they shared, destroying it.

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7. TLC in January 1990.

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TLC in January 1990.

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8. TLC promotional photo shot in January 1995.

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TLC promotional photo shot in January 1995.

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9. TLC, winners of the Best Group Video award, backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards at Lincoln Center in September 1999.

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TLC, winners of the Best Group Video award, backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards at Lincoln Center in September 1999.

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10. Billyl Idol with TLC backstage during MTV20: Live and Almost Legal - Backstage. MTV celebrated with a three-hour live party with special guests, performances, and highlights from the past 20 years of MTV in August 2001.

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Billyl Idol with TLC backstage during MTV20: Live and Almost Legal - Backstage. MTV celebrated with a three-hour live party with special guests, performances, and highlights from the past 20 years of MTV in August 2001.

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