Today is the 10 year anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing and I’m sitting here reminiscing and playing music, thinking of the times we spent together, working, laughing, singing, dancing, cutting up.
But really, it’s not all that different from any other day because I do think about her every day.
The biopic, which will trace the singer's life from age 10 until her death, is expected to begin shooting this summer and premiere in the fall."Aaliyah’s personal and professional relationship with R.
Kelly will be explored with care in the film as we set out to depict her life with the utmost respect," executive producer Debra Martin Chase told the paper.
Aaliyah, who died in a 2001 plane crash at age 22, denied the secret ceremony throughout her life – though a marriage certificate later appeared, with her age falsely listed as 18.
(Her parents later reportedly annulled the marriage.) 100 Best Songs of the Aughts: Aaliyah, ' Try Again' The film, music editor Christopher John Farley.
“Aaliyah was in a class by herself,” Ginuwine tells The Boom Box.
“If you’re talking triple threat of a writer, singer and actress, that would probably be Beyoncé.
Aaliyah's cousin, Jomo Hankerson, said Aaliyah had been a star well before the world knew her name.
She loved playing jokes and that’s another part of her personality that made it fun to be around her.
As a talent, I think she’s missed because she was unique and a true triple threat.
"Above all else, it’s our hope to inspire an entirely new generation with her music and larger-than-life talent."But Aaliyah's family isn't happy with the project and is attempting to stall production.
"Aaliyah was more than a singer, she was – and is still – an American music icon whose legacy continues to live on and influence today’s music culture, just as Ray Charles, Notorious B. G., Selena and Johnny Cash," the family said in a statement."Considering the magnitude of her fans’ affection alone, she deserves to have a tribute much more grand than a television network debut that won’t even consider the perspectives of those who were closest to Aaliyah.
Aaliyah Haughton's sudden death has touched fans the world over, but for those who knew and loved her, the tragedy has been almost unimaginably painful. I never met a person like her in my life," Dash said, his voice breaking with emotion. Every memory every day was a special event, whether it was going to a store or going to a movie or just sitting in a house.