Ten thousand mourners filled the church at the funeral of TLC singer Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes in Atlanta yesterday.

Fans began arriving five hours before the service at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in the Atlanta suburb of Lithonia.

Music stars who attended the service included singers Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Keith Sweat, producer Kenneth 'Baby Face' Edmonds and Death Row Records founder Marion 'Suge' Knight.

Gospel group Mary Mary performed a tribute.

Thirty-year-old Lopes sold 20 million albums with R'n'B group TLC and had hits including 'No Scrubs', 'Waterfalls' and 'Creep'. She was also a successful solo artist, scoring a UK number one with, 'Never Be the Same Again', a duet with former Spice Girl Mel C.

Lopes died in a car crash in Honduras on 25 April.