oday would have been Aaliyah’s 39th birthday.
In her honor, longtime friend, Missy Elliot shared a touching tribute by penning a heartfelt note about the beloved singer. Another frequent collaborator of both Aaliyah and Missy, producer, Timbaland, also celebrated the day with a message of his own. Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 18, 1979 and left us all too soon after a tragic plane crash in 2001 – she was only 22.
Rest in peace, baby girl.
Aaliyah so many people ❤️ your Style & Music! I wish they all got a chance to meet you to see how CARING you were to EVERYONE you met! I CAN STILL HEAR YOU LAUGH & me you @Timbaland joking😌we MISS YOU so much but I know you are surrounded by ANGELS 4 your BDAY😇🎂🍰 WE LOVE U pic.twitter.com/18SCsTF3Fz
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 16, 2018