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Last Days of Left Eye

VH1 is rerunning The Last Days of Left Eye. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes from the rap group "TLC" intended to document on video her 30 day retreat at a mysterious spiritual retreat in the Honduras jungle. She had no idea when she started that she had only 26 days to live.

It's fascinating to see one woman who has everything, beauty, fame, money, family, etc., fight her demons and work toward self discovery and wholeness. And she does it with her sister and brother and friends at her side as they share the retreat. But at the same time it is haunting. She says at one point that she feels there is a demon chasing her and it may kill her. And she was dead just days after that.

The documentary ends with footage taken inside the car as the accident happens. Mysteriously, everyone in the car survived but her. And she was wearing a seatbelt.

I never get tired of watching that documentary. She's stunningly beautiful, she's self-aware, she's kind and generous to others but she spent her life to trying to conquer her demons. You really want to see her win in the end, and you have to make your own conclusion about whether or not she did before she died.

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