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Celebrities Remember Aaliyah 11 Years On: Missy Elliott, Drake & More!

Huge loss to music still felt...

By Alicia Adejobi on Saturday 25th August 2012 Photo by WENN.com

Several celebrities have taken to their Twitter accounts to pay tribute to one of R&B's biggest stars, Aaliyah, whose life was tragically cut short 11 years ago.

The beautiful songstress was at the height of her career when she was sadly taken away from us at the tender age of 22, having just made her successful movie debut in Romeo Must Die, filming a sequel to Matrix and on the verge of releasing her self-titled third studio album.

However, on August 25, 2001, Aaliyah was on her way back to the US from the Bahamas after shooting a music video for what was to be her last single 'Rock The Boat', when the plane crashed just moments after take-off.

Aaliyah was killed instantly along with the eight other passengers and crew onboard.

Today, some of music's biggest names, including her close friends and frequent collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliott, have paid tribute to one of R&B's greatest singers.

Missy Elliott: "AALIYAH u will always be a 1 in A MILLION to your Fans & TheSupafriends Me,Timbo,Magoo,Ginuwine,Playa,Tweet,Nicole. WeLoveU."

DMX: "Her presence will be felt long after all of us are dead. That’s the thing about a great artist. Music is timeless. Music will never die. She’ll never die. I think it’s only in death do we recognize a person’s true presence."

Russell Simmons: "RIP Aaliyah

Timbaland: "Good morning twitter fam. Let's all take a moment to remember our sister Aaliyah!!! #ripaaliyah."

Mike Epps: "R.I.P Aaliyah a true angel... Gone too soon!! May your precious soul rest peacefully!!!"

Frank Ocean: "RIP to the Beautiful and Talented Aaliyah."

Mary J. Blige: "#ripaaliyah miss you babygirl."

Maia Campbell: "RIP Aaliyah 1979-2001 we miss you babygirl."

Drake: "RIP Baby Girl...in my ear at every show letting me know the next move I should make. Love you."

Lil Kim: "#RIPAaliyah My Sister :("

Ne-Yo: Today is the day that the R&B Angel Aaliyah passed on. RT if you loved her the way I did!!WE MISS YOU BABYGIRL!!!!"

Nicki Minaj: "#RIPAaliyah We'll always love you."

Listen to Aaliyah's final song, 'Rock The Boat' below...

Remembering Aaliyah...

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