Here are a few interesting facts about
our favorite music star - Aaliyah:
|Eye Color: Brown
- The name Aaliyah is Arabic and it
means the highest/most exalted one/the best.
- Nicknames: Liyah, Baby Gyrl, Wonder
Woman, and Lee
- Her family members are:
Diane Haughton - Mother
Michael Haughton - Father
Rashad - Brother
- Favorite Clothes to Wear: Anything
of her brothers, baggy-jeans, and a tight tube top or half shirts
- Favorite Foods: Pizza, any kind of
pasta, veggies, loves cheese and chocolate, but does not eat it no
- Aaliyah and her brother wrote
"Death of a Playa", and you can hear this song on
"The One I Gave My Heart To" maxi CD single.
- Her first album "Age Ain't
Nothing But A Number" came out when she was 15 years old.
- Her first video was "Back &
- She works out five days a week, her
favorite is aerobics.
- She is currently working on her new
album. The title will be: "The Big A".
|August 25, 2001
|Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash on a Saturday night, August 25, 2001, along with Gina Smith, 29, of New Jersey, Aaliyah's product manager at Blackground Records; Blackground Records own Keith Wallace, 49, of Los Angeles; Douglas Kratz, 28, Virgin Records' director of video production; her bodyguard Scott Gallin, 41; Aaliyah's personal hair stylist Eric Forman, 29, of Los Angeles; hair stylist Anthony Dodd, 34, of Los Angeles; and makeup artist Christopher Maldonado, 32, of New York; as well as the plane's pilot, identified only as L. Maradel.
The Cessna 402 was departing from the Marsh Harbour airport bound for Opa-locka, Florida, when it crashed shortly after takeoff at approximately 6:50pm, police say. The plane is said to have crashed approximately 200 feet from the end of the runway killing six people instantly. Three others died later due to their injuries.
Aaliyah had just completed filming of her video for "Rock The Boat", directed by Hype Williams, in which she took time off of her promotional tour to shoot. The cause of the crash isn't known yet, but authorities suspect engine failure because the plane took off in good weather conditions. CNN is reporting that Gloria Knowles, who works for Abaco Air Ltd. at Marsh Harbour airport, said baggage handlers reported the plane was overloaded with suitcases, yet the plane was still allowed to depart at the insistance of the passengers.
Keep Aaliyah, all the others who died, and her family and friends in your prayers every day. Pray for their strength in their darkest hour and for Aaliyah's soul to rest in peace.
Public Memorial Service:
A public memorial service in honor of Aaliyah will be held on Friday, August 31st in New York City. A continuous loop of Aaliyah's videos, performances and music will run throughout the day. Fans are encouraged and invited to attend, pay tribute to Aaliyah's life and career and mourn this great loss.
Friday, August 31, 2001.
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Cipriani's 42nd Street
110 East 42nd Street
New York, New York
The Haughton Family Statement:
Aaliyah's family is devastated at the loss of their loving daughter & sister. Their hearts go out to those families who also lost their loved ones in this tragic accident.
The Blackground Records Statement:
Blackground is devastated with the loss of our Queen. The example she showed young people will be sorely missed and we hope her short time on earth will be an inspiration to young people all over the world.
We are equally distraught by the passing of our Blackground family members Gina Smith and Keith Wallace. Their hard work and dedication were an invaluable contribution to the success of Aaliyah and Blackground. Our prayers go out to all the families.
The Virgin Records Statement:
The worldwide Virgin family is devastated by the news of this terrible and tragic accident and our hearts and thoughts go out to all those families who lost loved ones.
Aaliyah, one of the world's brightest and most talented stars, will be mourned by all who loved her and loved her music. Her depth and versatility as an artist was matched by the passion and devotion she had for her craft.
Aaliyah's Gravesite Locaton:
Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, in Hartsdale, Westchester County, NY.
was killed in a plane crash on a Saturday night, August 25, 2001.
-read more in biography.
Aaliyah Dani Haughton
- Singer, Actress
Date of Birth
- 16 January 1979
- Brooklyn, New York, USA
250 W. 57th St. #821
New York NY 10107
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