It's been 18 years since iconic singer Aaliyah died in a tragic airplane crash in 2001 at the young age of 22 years old. The small, twin-engine Cessna bound for Miami crashed into a swamp shortly after takeoff in the Bahamas, authorities told People. The star reportedly went to the destination to shoot a music video.
Today, dear friend Missy Elliott led the online tribute to the star, and tweeted, "Aaliyah it's been 18 years now but your STYLE & MUSIC still continues to IMPACT all the generations behind you! May you rest In paradise in PEACE." Fans on Twitter have also followed suit.
Aaliyah it’s been 18 years now but your STYLE & MUSIC still continues to IMPACT all the generations behind you! 🙌🏾… https://t.co/mLuXTnhxdf— Missy Elliott (@Missy Elliott) 1566758624.0
Here are some of the sweetest tweets remembering Aaliyah.
i always forget how young aaliyah was. rip to a REAL legend.— It Was Good Until It Wasnt 5/8 (@It Was Good Until It Wasnt 5/8) 1566756626.0
18 yrs ago I lost my favorite artist. I had a weird feeling that morning before I knew & I remember where I was whe… https://t.co/QfltSC6xv8— Victoria Monét (@Victoria Monét) 1566753813.0
18 years ago today An angel left earth. #aaliyah #AaliyahHaughton #18years https://t.co/BW9gsboM2u— Jordan Cox (@Jordan Cox) 1566736791.0
#Aaliyah More Than A Woman 2001 https://t.co/noxTKC7LNW— ℂℍ𝔸ℕ𝔻ℝ𝔸 - ɱı ŋą ʂąʂą Ɩąŋɠ ცɛƖɬą (@ℂℍ𝔸ℕ𝔻ℝ𝔸 - ɱı ŋą ʂąʂą Ɩąŋɠ ცɛƖɬą) 1566741947.0
Aaliyah + her bestfriend Kidada Jones (daughter of Quincy Jones + fiancé of Tupac) They met backstage m at the 19… https://t.co/KU9m3BbxIj— Shelby Ivey Christie (@Shelby Ivey Christie) 1566740510.0
R.I.P #Aaliyah it's been 18 years since you left us but your legacy still lives on though fashion and your music https://t.co/qkCNXAlbOG— WNBAUNCUT (@WNBAUNCUT) 1566744190.0
It’s nothing short of amazing that an album released in July 2001 sounds fresher, more current + alive than most al… https://t.co/sdWGpUNt6x— Le'Keith. (@Le'Keith.) 1566746383.0
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