Twitter Remembers Aaliyah
Fifteen years ago, the unthinkable happened. Aaliyah Dana Haughton died in a plane crash shortly after taking off in the Bahamas. The beloved singer had just finished shooting a video in the Caribbean nation, when her life was tragically cut short, ending her promising career and changing pop culture forever.
Since her death, Aaliyah has been celebrated by popular artists like Drake, Big Sean, and of course, her frequent collaborators Missy Elliot and Timbaland. Missy took to Instagram to remember “Baby girl.”
#Aaliyah 15 years later to me feels like just yesterday.. I can still hear your laughter I can clearly see us dancing in the studio me u @timbaland @ginuwine Magoo the whole clique we miss u so much there’s not a day u aren’t thought of! I look around and see u are still inspiring new generations musically and style! Although there can never be another u it warms my heart to see kids who never got a chance to see your greatness love u now because of your undeniable Catalogue of classic hits u have shared with the World ❤️ love u your Legacy will 4 ever Live & u will NEVER BE 4gotten I have nothing but Legends painted on my wall in my house & Aaliyah u are painted there more than once! U are LEGENDARY 4EVER!#Babygirl #Sleeppeacefully
She wasn’t the only one. Over on Twitter, folks shared their memories of the singer.
Aaliyah was goals to the max. I remember making sure mom had my hair finagled jus like this for 1st day of 8th grade pic.twitter.com/HDQm1H6JC7
— tracy g. (@itstracyg) August 25, 2016
Wow, I can't believe it's been 15 years…
— Sway Calloway (@RealSway) August 25, 2016
It's been 15 years, RIP a queen herself
A timeless beauty and talent, I loved Aaliyah and I still do
— Donté (@itsDonBon) August 25, 2016
Of course, our sister site EBONY.com got into the mix as well.
In 1995, Aaliyah was one of our top new teen sensations – telling us her plans to get a doctorate in music one day. pic.twitter.com/ehOSsEW1AL
— EBONY MAGAZINE (@EBONYMag) August 25, 2016
Missing Aaliyah as much as we are? Watch her final TV performance below: