As the old saying goes, “time heals all wounds.” The phrase was coined to express the idea that painful experiences won’t hurt forever. The unexpected death of TLC singer Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes left the nation mourning 18 years ago.
Sine then, people have paid tribute to the ’90s star on the anniversary of her passing by listening to her music and sharing photos of her on social media. Kandi Burruss expressed her love for Lopes through an Instagram post on the anniversary of her death, April 25.
Burruss, a songwriter for the ’90s girl group TLC, posted an old photo of herself and Lopes posing in front of a wall. Burruss wore a black off-the-shoulder dress, while the rapper appeared to be dressed casually in a pink crew neck as her blond crimped hair flowed down to her shoulders. Lopes’ arm was wrapped around Burruss’ and the two friends seemed to be as thick as thieves. The former Xscape singer wrote in her caption, “It’s crazy how much time has passed! #RIP#LisaLefteyeLopes.”
Burruss received over 100,000 likes for her photo in addition to a slew of comments pertaining to her age. Fans maintained that the now-43-year-old Burruss looked identical to her 25-year-old self.
“Obviously you age -5 a year. 😩 RIP to one of the best!”
“Black don’t crack I see.”
“Wow…Riley 20 years ago💙.”
“Oh wow. Not a great pic of her she was gorgeous. Kandi didn’t age.”
“@kandi you do not age at all you’re so gorgeous inside and out.”
Burruss and Tiny Harris were some of the brains behind writing TLC’s hit single “No Scrubs.” The song earned Burruss and Harris a Grammy Award in 2000 for Best R&B Song. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas were also members of TLC alongside Lopes. The trio walked home that year with a Grammy for Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “No Scrubs” as well.
Burruss and Chilli appear to have maintained their relationship over the years. Burruss has a framed photo on her wall at home of herself and Chilli together. Lopes died in a car wreck while she was vacationing in Honduras on April 25, 2002. She was 30 years old.