Remembering Aaliyah Through Her Music On The 13th Anniversary of Her Death — LISTEN
It may seem tough to believe it, but it's been 13 years since Aaliyah tragically passed away in a plane crash in the Bahamas at age 22. She was a bonafide R&B star — with hits such as "One In A Million," "Try Again," and "Are You That Somebody?" She had even begun an acting career with her work in Romeo Must Die, and the posthumously released Queen of The Damned. There was no doubt that she was primed for greater success than she was able to achieve.
There have been investigations into Aaliayh's death over the past decade-plus — there were allegations that a fight had broken out prior to the fatal crash (the pilot thought that the plane was seriously overloaded, but allegedly gave in to requests to fly the plane, anyway) and there were also allegations that the plane had crashed on account of engine failure. Still, Aaliyah's death remains one of the music industry's most tragic tales — a poignant story of a talented girl gone far too soon.
Since so many people have sought to remember Aaliyah, it seems only natural that the topic of an unauthorized biopic has arisen. While that project has been on the burner for some time, with constant casting changes mind you, real fans of Aaliyah know that the best way to remember her is not through a TV movie, but through her music. Many have taken to Twitter on the anniversary of her death:
Missy Elliott took also to Twitter to mourn:
Let's take a look back at some of her biggest hits on the anniversary of her death, since her music is the best way for the memory of her artistry to live on.