We speak their names….
Aaliyah Haughton, Keith Wallace, Christopher Maldonado, Eric Foreman, Gina Smith, Anthony Dodd & Scott Gallin. May you all be in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with all affected families on this tragic day ❤️
Rest In Love
8.25.2001| #Aaliyah shot the final scene of “Rock The Boat”. The all white scene One of my favorite looks through out the video.
Everyday that we were together we cherished. Every memory. Everyday was a special event. Whether it was going to the store or going to a movie or just sitting in the house. Wherever we was it was our own little party, we were in our own little world. I loved her with all my heart. I was going to marry her. Yeah, we were definitely going to married. Soon as she had time, we were getting married. Like after the Matrix. We hadn’t discussed it with anybody, but in our personal plan. She became one of my family — she was my family, she was my best friend. She was the closest person to me.
One time I could really remember I was dressed up as a character that I do called Latonya. And she thought I was a Drag Queen! And she was just so excited, she was playing with me and we was having fun on the red carpet. And I gave her this award called a Weavy, cause you know she was my homegirl and we was tight like that and she kept it. It was just special to me because something that I was playing around with she really took to heart and had a good time with it. — Nick Cannon
This is my day in Paris. It’s a rainy day, unfortunately. It’s really sad. I want to go to the fun place [laughs] and get on the Ferris Wheel.
Today is the anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing, and I’m not really sure how I feel about it. I’m a little sad, even though I shouldn’t be because I should be celebrating her legacy rather than be upset that she’s been gone for 13 years, but I’m just amazed at how recently I’m starting to see her legacy shine through from other people. From fashion to music, and to seeing her in magazines lately, I feel like she’s still alive. I guess that’s why I’m sad because I’m so shocked at the attention Aaliyah has been gaining recently, and that people haven’t forgotten about her. That’s what makes me really happy; to see her legacy shine once again on this earth.
This is my poster of Aaliyah I’ve had for nearly 12 years, and I’ve kept it ever since I was a little girl. I didn’t have any magazines featuring her, I didn’t have any of her clothing merchandise, I didn’t have any of her albums since they were mostly my mother’s until years later she gave them away to me, but before that, the only Aaliyah related thing I ever received was this poster. It holds a lot of meaning to me because I feel like she’s still watching over me and guiding me with my life. I’ve never taken it down, I’ve had that poster ever since I was 9 years old. I’ve taken it with me when I moved into my new house just after I became a teenager, and I carry it with me, today, when I moved into my new dorm at my university. It’s my most treasured possession that I’m not sure I would ever let go. When I look at this poster, I know that I would feel safe, even in my darkest nights; when I look at this poster, I would feel inspired; when I look at this poster, I would feel determined and positive, like all of the negative energy would let go and I would feel at peace with myself. That’s kind of how I felt when she was around. Whenever I would see her face on television, I would feel better about anything; just seeing her angelic face and hearing that soft, sweet, and pure voice of hers, she would brighten me up.
I’m sorry if I’m rambling too much, but I wanted to share this since I haven’t made anything for her on this special day. I really, badly,wanted to make something for her, but seeing how classes are starting, and homework is already piling up, it’s difficult to find time to do so. I’m sure that she understands, if it wasn’t for her positive attitude and her passion for her work, I wouldn’t be in school right now trying to accomplish my goals for what I love doing. I’m not gonna write a lot cause I could go on for hours and hours about her and her incredible life, but all that I would have to say is, thank you, Babygirl, for everything that you’ve done and being the most wonderful human being that you
arewere. Thank you for the amazing legacy you left behind for everyone to remember, and be inspired by. We love you and miss you, and we’ll continue to spread your legacy throughout more years to come, and we will always have your back.
At the time of her death, Aaliyah was following a rigorous schedule. In addition to promoting her new album and filming Damned (which will be released early next year), she told PEOPLE that she was “attached to another film, a Sparkle remake that Whitney Houston’s company is producing.” The long hours never seemed to faze her. “She exuded confidence without being arrogant or unpleasant,” says MTV producer Curtis Waller, who first met Aaliyah in ‘94. “She was fortunate and she knew it.” —- People Magazine September 2001.
REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE AALIYAH and the eight others:
Scott Gallin, Anthony Dodd, Eric Forman, Douglas Kratz, Christopher Maldonado, Gina Smith, Keith Wallace and the pilot Luis Antonio Morales III.
You will forever be in our hearts.
Growing up, R&B has played a major role in shaping my musical interests and style, but only a few artists have successfully made an impact and lasting impression on me. Aaliyah is one of them.
Her musical career has stood the test of time with songs so well written, produced and…
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Remembering Aaliyah Tribute drawing - by Cahnartist