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!