TLC’s Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes to return as hologram

Returning group plan to bring deceased member to stage as a 3D projection

US girl group TLC are looking into touring with a hologram of Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes, who died at the age of 30 in a car accident on April 25, 2002 in Honduras.

Singer Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas told Metro:

The hologram is something we talked about and thought about years ago, obviously timing is everything but we’re definitely talking about it.

Thomas says the experience would be “spooky” for the band, but she feels that fans would be interested. “I think we would probably pass out and all of our fans would break down but it’s amazing how real the hologram looks, it’s almost like you can touch the person,” she says.


On the 10th anniversary of Lopes’ death, it was reported that the surviving members of the trio were planning to tour using Lopes’ recorded vocals and projections of the late singer.

TLC picked up the award for outstanding contribution to music at the 2012 MOBO awards, which were held in Liverpool on Saturday (November 3). The band released their fourth album, ‘3D’ in 2002, six months after the death of Lopes. A biopic telling the story of the band is due for release next year.