Aaliyah, 22 — Died Aug. 25, 2001: Aaliyah Dana Haughton, the R&B star known simply as Aaliyah, had filmed the video for her song "Rock the Boat" in the Bahamas and was flying back to Miami when the small plane she was flying in crashed shortly after takeoff, killing seven of eight people aboard. (The eighth person died from injuries soon after.)

Remembering Aaliyah on her Birthday When most of us are 14 years old, we're clumsily navigating the early years of high school. When R&B superstar Aaliyah was she was recording her debut album – the.

Her legacy lives on: The star, who passed tragically in a plane crash in August 2001 at the age of 22, is Billboard's 10th most successful female R'n'B artist of the past 25 years - seen here at the MTV VMAs in 2000

Timbaland leads backlash against Lifetime's casting of Aaliyah biopic

Aaliyah& family blast plans for Lifetime biopic of the tragic .

Aaliyah who's singing and acting career was expanding dramatically died abruptly in a plane crash. She played in "Romeo Must Die" and was to apear in "The Matrix II" and "III" and "Queen of the Damned." Aaliyah was 22 years old when she died.

Today in Hip Hop History: Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born January 1979 today in hip hop historytodayinhiphophistory hiphop hip-hophip hop aaliyah birthday ripr.

Aaliyah - 1979-2001: Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash returning from a video shoot for the track 'Rock the Boat' in the Bahamas. It was later dicovered that the pilot had cocaine and alcohol in his system. She is best remembered for her melodic, silky sweet vocals that crossed over from R'n'B, hip-hop and pop.

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(Aaliyah singer dancer performer actress)____God, Aaliyah was and stay the queen of everything in my heart.

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