Aaliyah

(Aaliyah Haughton)
rhythm-and-blues singer, actress
Born: January 16, 1979
Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Rhythm-and-blues singer and actress who was on the brink of superstardom when she died in a plane crash. Her self-titled album reached No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. She appeared in the 2000 film Romeo Must Die and in Queen of the Damned (2002).

Died: Bahamas, Aug. 25, 2001

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