Died Today (August 25th): Aaliyah (1979–2001)

Festival Reviews

Aaliyah.jpgAaliyah

Born: January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: August 25, 2001 (age 22) in Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, Bahamas

(August 25, 2001) Aaliyah and eight other people died in a plane crash on the return trip from shooting a music video in the Bahamas. The crash, which happened about 200 yards from Marsh Harbour Airport on Abaco Island in the Bahamas, was determined to have been caused by the plane being overweight by more than 700 pounds, and with one more person than the plane was rated for.

[interview in July 2001 with Germany’s “Die Zeit” newspaper that eerily predicts her death] It is dark in my favorite dream. Someone is following me. I don’t know why. I’m scared. Then suddenly I lift off. Far away. How do I feel? As if I am swimming in the air. Free. Weightless. Nobody can reach me…

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