Aaliyah  Haughton's Memorial

Aaliyah Haughton
(1979 - 2001)

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Name: Ms Aaliyah Haughton
Gender: Female
Age: 22 years old
Lived: Tuesday, 16 January 1979 - Saturday, 25 August 2001

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Aaliyah Haughten was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, New York to Michael and Diane Haughton, and was raised in Detroit, Michigan. Her name means "Highest, Most Exalted, The Best" in Arabic language.[4] Aaliyah was brought up as a Catholic with her older brother Rashad Haughton. Her grandmother, Mintis L. Hicks Hankerson, was of African American and Native American descent. Diane Haughton, Aaliyah's mother, also a vocalist, encouraged her daughter's career.

On August 25, 2001, at 6:58 pm (EST), just after wrapping up filming of the "Rock The Boat" video, Aaliyah and various members of her record company boarded a twin engine Cessna 402B (N8097W) at Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, Bahamas to travel to Opa-locka Airport near Miami, Florida. The crew had another flight scheduled 3 days ahead, but wrapping for the video ended early. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff about 200 feet (70 m) from the runway. Pilot Luis Morales III and all eight passengers, including Aaliyah, were killed in the aviation accident. According to findings from an inquest conducted by the coroners office in the Bahamas, Aaliyah suffered from "severe burns and a blow to the head," in addition to severe shock. The coroner theorized that, even if Aaliyah had survived the crash, her recovery would have been virtually impossible given the severity of her injuries.[5] Aaliyah's funeral was held on August 31 at Saint Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan, NYC.

"Rock the Boat" went on to become a posthumous hit on radio (reaching number two on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles charts, number 14 on the Hot 100, and number 12 in the UK) and video channels, and the news of Aaliyah's death gave her album a notable sales boost, pushing it to number one on the Billboard 200. The album produced two other singles. "More than A Woman" reached number 7 on Billboard's Hot R&B singles chart, number 25 on Hot 100, and number one in the UK. "I Care 4 U" reached number three on Billboard's Hot R&B singles chart and number 3 on the Hot 100, the latter attaining success even without the promotional push of a music video. The Aaliyah album went on to sell over 3 million copies in the U.S.

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U r the best female artist ever! We all miss u and think of u often.
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Forever missed <3
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MISSING YOU SO MUCH
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this is from the heart Mr and Mrs.Haughton i never meet you,but i stand 100% beside you/ to Mrs.Wallace and Mrs. Shak...
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Biography

Fathers Name: Michael
Mothers Name: Diane
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Detroit, Michigan
Occupation: Entertainment
Marital Status: Single

Interests

Favourite Book: More Than A Woman
Favourite Movie: Queen of the Damned
Favourite Music Genre: R&B/Urban Soul
Favourite Artist: Timbaland, Missy Elliot
Favourite Charity: The Aaliyah Memorial Fund

Passing

Place of Passing: Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, Bahamas
Date of Passing: 25 August 2001
Cause of Passing: Plane Crash
Funeral Location: Saint Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan, NYC
Funeral Date: 31 August 2001
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