(January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001)
Today marks 10 years that Aaliyah made her transition after a plane crash in The Bahamas in 2001 after filming for the "Rock The Boat" video. Highly considered a trend setter who pushed the boundaries of her music, her soprano tone is considered by many as the voice of an angel, with a personality to match.
In combination with her singing career, Aaliyah was also a model and actress, appearing in Romeo Must Die with Jet Li, which she was the executive producer for the movie's soundtrack and contributed 4 songs. She was cast as Queen Akasha, an ancient vampire in Queen of the Damned and was scheduled to play the part of Zee in The Matrix trilogy. The part of Zee went to Nona Hendrix considering the circumstances.
You can check out more videos, listen to and order her music and view photos on her website at AALIYAH.com.