Today is the day we lost GREATNESS back in 2001! The whole world learned the tragic news of the death of our beloved ‘R&B Princess’, Aaliyah! Aaliyah Dana Houghton was among nine, who passed away following a tragic plane crash in the Bahamas! WE ALL FELT THAT PAIN!! Also killed in the accident were security guard Scott Gallin, 41; family friend Keith Wallace, 49; record label employees Douglas Kratz, 28, and Gina Smith, 29; hair stylists Eric Foreman, 29, and Anthony Dodd, 34; make up artist Christopher Maldonado, 32; and pilot Luis Morales III, 30.
The group had been traveling from the island of Abaco where the singer shot the music video for her song “Rock The Boat.”
I can remember being on the radio, in Louisville, KY and having to go on the air and tells our listening family that we had lost a family member!! Aaliyah FELT like family to all of us! I CRIED LIKE I KNEW HER PERSONALLY!! Although I never got a chance to meet her, you still couldn’t help but LOVE HER!! As fans, we LOVED HER and her music! We watched her blossom into a budding actress and watched her carve her own way out, into the music industry!! She was truly amazing!!
I hope you enjoy what’s coming up inside the noon hour for Theme Thursday! An entire hour of Aaliyah’s music including YOUR FAVORITE(S)… Cause I know you have MORE THAN ONE! RIP AALIYAH!! You will NEVER be forgotten!!