730: Aaliyah Houghton
Singer, Dancer, and Actress
Born: 16 January 1979, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Died: 25 August 2001, Marsh Harbor, Central Abaco, Bahamas
Aaliyah’s rise to fame is credited with the TV Program Star Search; she signed to a record label at only twelve years old.
Unfortunately, today Aaliyah is also remembered for being illegally married to fellow star R Kelly when she was still underage (she was fifteen and he was twenty-seven). Their scandalous marriage and relationship in general was chronicled in the docu-series Surviving R Kelly.
Aaliyah died in a plane crash when her star was on top of the world. All the other passengers also died in the crash, which is believed to have been caused by an overloaded plane.
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