Aaliyah may be gone, however never forgotten.
Plenty of fans along with celebrity friends took to social media on Saturday to honor the “Rock the Boat” singer, who tragically died 17 years ago.
Missy Elliott was one of the first to pay tribute on Twitter, sharing a video of herself writing a handwritten note, which read, “Aaliyah, we miss you so much. however your legacy will live on forever along with ever!”
“I can only imagine how great you would likely be today, winning Oscars & creating sick music & still setting fashion trends!” Elliott continued inside the caption for the video. “Your mom & brother @RAD_6 & your fans been holding that will down 4 u. You will always be A One in A Million sleep peacefully angel Babygirl.”
See more touching tributes by beloved fans below:
Aaliyah died at the age of 22 on Aug. 25, 2001, after boarding a plane at the Marsh Harbour Airport inside the Bahamas. The plane, which was en route to Florida, crashed shortly after takeoff, with Aaliyah along with eight others on board.
Hear more on how her celebrity friends have continued to keep her legacy alive through the years inside the video below.