10 Years Today: The Death of Aaliyah Dana Haughton

Wow. Ten years. The death of anybody celebrity or not is tragic. The death of this artist marked in a time in my youth where I was in middle school and just discovering new friends along with myself. Ten years ago ? Man , does that mean I’m getting old because I distinctly remember the career and death of Aaliyah.

We all should know the story. Ten years ago on this day , Aaliyah Danan Haughton was one of nine people aboard a twin-engine plane that crashed seconds after taking off from the Bahamas . All nine died. This occurred right after shooting that video for her newest single “Rock the Boat” off her last self-titled album. The plane was bound for Opa-Locka Airport in Miami, Florida and the crew included her makeup artist and a virgin executive. The investigations of the plane crash that followed her death found many causes for the possible tragic event such as fault from a pilot with a criminal history of possession of cocaine , they investigators also suspected that the plane was overloaded which made it harder to handle in fight and so on. Either way , we are only left with memories of Aaliyah and what she contributed to the world of R&B in her life and now in her death.

Of course you know I’m going to drop some of my favorite Aaliyah jams for this special day. Enjoy.

Check out the original report from MTV reporting the crash back in 2001.

Also check out this letter Drake wrote to Aaliyah on her birthday last year. How sweet.






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