Her friends and collaborators pay their respects on Twitter
Friend Missy Elliott and collaborator Timbaland were among those to pay homage to the singer on the anniversary of her death in a plane crash. Aaliyah and eight members of her team died after their small plane took off from the Bahamas and crashed during its ascent. They had just finished shooting the video for her track ‘Rock The Boat’.
Aaliyah til this very day u r still in Your own Lane! Ure music is Timeless! We miss u! #WeLoveuAaliyah!
Timbaland simply said: “#ripaaliyah miss you babygirl” while Drake wrote: “RIP Baby Girl…in my ear at every show letting me know the next move I should make. Love you.”
Aaliyah Dana Houghton was born in New York in 1979 and raised in Detroit. She released her debut album, the R Kelly-produced ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number’, in 1994. It was followed in 1996 by ‘One In A Million’ and her self-titled third album, which was released a month before her death in 2001 and has since sold over 13 million copies.