Ten years to the day after Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was killed in a car accident in Honduras, her former TLC groupmates have a huge announcement: They're reuniting for a US tour, and will be bringing the late R&B star back to life.
TMZ reports Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas are getting ready to hit the road this year and have already booked five major cities. As if that wasn't news enough, they're taking a page out of
Dre's Anatomy Dr. Dre's handbook and bringing the missing member back to "life" on a big screen.
Left Eye's vocals will also reportedly be a part of the show.
Though she passed away a decade ago, fans remembered her for her contributions to music and charities today. Lopes died on April 25, 2002 in Honduras, where she had decided to develop a medical and educational nonprofit organization. She was in the country to volunteer at a child welfare center.
It sas 1998's Hurricane Mitch which inspired Lopes to volunteer in the country. She promoted literacy programs and intended to build a children's camp.
News of plans for a digital Left Eye comes on the heels of Dr. Dre's announcement that has yet to decide whether to tour with the instantly infamous Tupac Shakur hologram. Though the dead rapper's "appearance" at Coachella was a big hit, Dre said there were no official plans to take "him" on tour, despite previous reports.
Soon after visiting Honduras for the first time in the late 90s, TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes made the country her second home, according to the Lisa Lopes Foundation. She hoped to one day set up a nonprofit educational and medical center there.
Left Eye also helped raise awareness, and funds, for patients battling Sickle Cell Disease. In this 1999 photo, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes pose for a picture with Sickle Cell patient Brookes Gordon, 16, at a charity event for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
On April 25, 2002, Left Eye died at age 30 in a car crash in Honduras, according to CNN. The Lisa Lopes Foundation aims to perpetuate Left Eye's giving legacy by providing cultural programs to low-income youth.
"Thank u all so much for ur kind words," TLC's Chilli tweeted on Wednesday, "and thank u for always remembering our sister, "Lisa Left Eye Lopes" TLC is 4eva!!!!!"
To pay tribute to the star, the Lisa Lopes Foundation will host its first-ever music festival in her honor and proceeds from the event will benefit the organization. "Lisa is a musical icon and it's only fitting that we remember her talent and contributions with a creative showcase of all the things my sister loved; music, fashion, food and family," her brother Reigndrop wrote on the foundation's website.