Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Today on Twitter: #RIPAaliyah

Today one of the hottest topics on Twitter, or what we tweetheads call "trending topics", was #RIPAaliyah. In my spaced-out state of mine, I  had first thought people around the world had only just realised that the amazing RnB singer Aaliyah Haughton had passed on. It eventually occurred to me that today marks 9 years since the sad death of Aaliyah. 
I always remember Aaliyah's death for two reasons:
1. She  was super-talented and was one of my favorite female RnB singers

2. New York was just recovering from Aaliyah's death (she was born in Brooklyn and raised in Detroit) when chaos rained supreme exactly 17 days later. 

Aaliyah Haughton: January 16 1979 - August 25 2001

So here's to always remembering that special talent that was Aaliyah Haughton. She may be gone, but just as Twitter proved today, she has never been forgotten. 
 
 "It's been too long and [We're] lost without you/ What [are we] gonna do.." #RIPAaliyah; We still miss you!

6 comments:

Morena523 said...

I can't believe it has been 9 years. I remember this so well, what I remember most is that graffiti artist in the Bronx who created a mural as a tribute to her and then 9/11 happened and he went back and added pictures of the twin towers and a message to all those that died in the attack.

YankeeNaija said...

What I remember about her death is where I was and who I was with. In that moment, death was not something that was even thought about. It saddened me that she died and the reports after her death, how she was found (in a fetal position), saddened me even more. God bless her.

Abena Serwaa said...

@Morena523 I remember something about the Bronx mural but its a blur now post 9-11. I do remember that Aaliyah had an apartment on the upper east side which was a few blocks from where I worked at the time. There were flowers and tributes outside the building..*so sad*

Abena Serwaa said...

@YankeeNaija I never heard about how she was found but I'm not surprised since there was such a media blitz about the missing plane...it was such a sad end to the summer. Little did we know that things were about to get worse...

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

So soon? Hmmm life...

Abena Serwaa said...

@NFA *Yup* Life continues to be a mystery...a brief and complex mystery...