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Wed Aug 25, 2021, 10:56 PM

20 years ago today, the world lost an immensely talented and beautiful person in a plane crash

It didn't have to happen, as it was heavily over-loaded and never should have taken off. Before she had died, she was on the verge of becoming a superstar of epic proportions, and there is zero doubt in my mind that she would have achieved it had she lived. Think of all of the great songs that we didn't get to hear, all of the movies that we didn't get to see, and all of the concerts that we didn't get to attend.

I'll never forget seeing Romeo Must Die in the movies, and the great time I had that day. RIP Aaliyah, the world morns today, and forever misses you. 💔

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Reply 20 years ago today, the world lost an immensely talented and beautiful person in a plane crash (Original post)
Polybius Aug 2021 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 2021 #1
Jeebo Aug 2021 #2
Ligyron Aug 2021 #10
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denbot Aug 2021 #3
Demovictory9 Aug 2021 #4
Vdizzle Aug 2021 #5
Elessar Zappa Aug 2021 #6
Tanuki Aug 2021 #7
Jspur Aug 2021 #8
Skittles Aug 2021 #9
LiberatedUSA Aug 2021 #11
Polybius Aug 2021 #12
LiberatedUSA Aug 2021 #13
Niagara Aug 2021 #14

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:06 PM

1. After my time.

What instrument did she play?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:28 PM

2. I am not a fan of that kind of music.

I barely knew who she was. But I do remember her in the movie "Queen of the Damned" and I wonder what kind of career she might have had as an actress.

-- Ron

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Response to Jeebo (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 01:49 AM

10. OK, well now I know who she is.

I thought that might be her.

Thanks,

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:54 PM

3. .

I'm old and stayed to my rock and blues channels, but I do remember the story, then seeing a few vids and thinking of what could have been..

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 12:04 AM

4. I remember her. Rip

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 12:18 AM

5. Yeah she was pretty good. We missed out...

She was really good in Queen of the Damned. It was a sequel to Vampire Chronicles from Anne Rice.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 12:24 AM

6. She was great.

I remember she died when I was a senior in high school. We were devastated.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 01:09 AM

7. It has been terribly sad to learn recently of the horrible abuse she suffered at the hands

of R. Kelly. So much talent and beauty, so much tragedy.




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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 01:16 AM

8. I was a freshmen in college when she

died. I still remember being in the TV lounge and a bunch of black guys and black girls running in there and asking me if they can change the channel. I said at the time go ahead. When it was announced that she was dead on TV I still remember the screaming and crying from those guys guys and girls. As a young 18 year old I was kind of shell shocked by the reaction. Unfortunately I would endure an even worse reaction a few weeks later when 9/11 happened.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 01:20 AM

9. I wasn't familiar with her or her music

but I saw that last video she made - very beautiful girl, very talented......so tragic

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 04:10 AM

11. Absolutely!

I can’t watch Romeo Must Die without thinking she would have been like Beyoncé.

Edit:

And how the hell could I forget Queen of the Damned?!?!?

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 02:05 PM

12. I think she would have been bigger than Beyonc even

I watched Romeo Must Die last month for the first time in years. Made me tear seeing her again.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 02:10 PM

13. Likely right.

That kind of music talent and excellent acting talent all mixed into one young person is an anomaly. She would have been a vary large selection of movies in a wide range of roles.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 02:18 PM

14. R.I.P. Aaliyah

I didn't listen to her music. However, I'm a fan of Anne Rice and so the Vampire Chronicle books and the movie Queen of the Damned sit in my collection.








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