The Last Days of Left Eye
|The Last Days of Left Eye|
|Directed by||Lauren Lazin|
|Produced by||Reigndrop Lopes
|Music by||Brent Lord
|Editing by||David Beinstein|
|Release dates||May 19, 2007 [TV] (USA)|
|Running time||86 minutes|
The Last Days of Left Eye is a documentary directed by Lauren Lazin which premiered on VH1 and VH1 Soul on May 19, 2007. Filmed from March 30, 2002 until her death on April 25, 2002, it centered around the life, last days spent in spiritual retreat in Honduras, and accidental death of rapper and TLC member Lisa Lopes (May 27, 1971 — April 25, 2002), featuring prehumously-narrative insight and commentary from interviews of the singer.
During the course of filming the documentary, Lopes and a few friends were passengers in a vehicle driven by her assistant when a small boy ran out in front of the vehicle and was struck. The child died later that night. Lopes offered to pay the funeral costs for the family. After the funeral, Lopes was given the boy's shoes, and remarked to the cameraman, "His last name was Lopez. Ain't that something?" She also explained her fears that a spirit had been stalking her to do harm, but thought that the spirit made a mistake and killed the child rather than her.
The video of Lopes' fatal accident, taken from within the Mitsubishi Montero Sport that rolled over into the grass, was intentionally unseen so as to show only the procession of events in the vehicle prior to the moment of impact. The coroner who performed her autopsy ruled her death as an accident.
- Director: Lauren Lazin
- Executive Producer: Shelly Tantro
- Executives for VH1: Michael Hirschorn and Brad Abramson
- Producers: Reigndrop Lopes, Ronald Lopes and Kate Garfield
- Associate Producers: Amy Goldberg and Steven Vannucci
- Video edit: David Beinstein
- Video: Christofer Wagner
- Post sound: Sue Pelino and Doron Reizes
- Visual Effects: Fred Salkind, Stephanie Masarsky, and Anna Toonk
- Original Music: Michael Shaieb & Brent Lord, FatLab Music NYC
- Audio Editor: Andrew Daniel