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Aaliyah Killed in Plane Crash
Aaliyah, the red-hot R&B singer and movie star, was killed when the small private plane in which she was traveling crashed after takeoff. She was 22 years old.
Aaliyah, who reportedly was killed instantly, was one of nine on the plane, six of whom died in the crash. Three more died later of their injuries.
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The life of Aaliyah:
BORN: January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
HOMETOWN: Detroit, Mich.
HONORS: Two Grammy nominations; Best Female Video and Video from a Film for “Try Again” in the 2000 MTV awards
“Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number”
“One in a Million”
“Back and Forth”
“At Your Best”
“One in a Million”
“If Your Girl Only Knew”
“Are You That Somebody”
“Romeo Must Die”
Aaliyah was set to appear in the forthcoming sequel to “The Matrix” with Keanu Reeves.
Aaliyah’s family said Sunday it was “devastated” by her death in the crash in the Bahamas late Saturday night.
The family’s statement said it was “devastated at the loss of their loving daughter and sister. Their hearts go out to those families who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident.”
Quincy Jones, the Grammy-winning musician, said he was devastated by Aaliyah’s death.
He said: “She was like one of my daughters, she was one of the sweetest girls in the world.
“She vacationed with me and my family together in Fiji. I loved her and respected her and I am absolutely devastated.”
Virgin Records also issued a statement: “Aaliyah, one of the world’s brightest and most talented stars, will be mourned by all who loved her and loved her music. Her depth and versatility as an artist was matched by the passion and devotion she had for her craft.”
The loss of Aaliyah is heart wrenching. She was one of America’s brightest young stars.
Aaliyah once said:
“Sometimes, when it’s just my mom and me kicking it, I say, ‘I’m 22, and I’ve accomplished so much,’ I just know I have to appreciate every moment.”
She was exactly right. Life is too short.
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Keep your head up,