I had the opportunity to speak with Reign Lopes, Left Eye‘s younger sister. See the Q&A below.
Free: How old would she be today?
Reign: Lisa would be 39 years old today.
Free: How is your family doing?
Reign: The family is doing well, considering we all have come to terms with what has happened and deal with it in our own unique ways. We just take it day by day. Some days are easier, some days not so…
Starting from the right half: Wanda Lopes (Left Eye’s mom), Reign Lopes and Ronald Lopes (Left Eye’s sister and brother)
Free: Is there anything you want to say from the family?
Reign: The family would like to thank all the fans for their continued support. And let the fans know that they are why it is so important for us to keep her legacy alive, because she influenced so many people.
Free: Whatâ€™s your favorite TLC video?
Reign: â€œNo Scrubsâ€ is my favorite video, because of her solo part!!
Free: What was it like seeing TLC perform without her?
Reign: To watch TLC perform without Lisa was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do to date! I almost left the arena before T&C went on because I didn’t think I could endure it. It was very painful not being stage side and only seeing Lisa on screen. I would like to see T&C include her in more creative ways in future performances. But then again, creativity was Lisaâ€™s forte.
Free: What do you miss the most about Lisa?
Reign: What I miss most about Lisa is her open, nonjudgmental ear and her company. She was my second mom. Â She took care and protected me and my brother growing up.
I send my love to the Lopes family.