Today marks the 15th anniversary of the death of angelic songstress Aaliyah Haughton.

On this day in 2001, fans all over the world mourned the sudden loss of one of music’s rising stars. Aaliyah was living the good life at 22 years old; engaged to Dame Dash, finishing up her self titled third album, and making her mark on the film industry after starring in Romeo Must Die and Queen of the Damned.

Fifteen years later, her legacy continues to live on. Everyone from Drake to Chris Brown has sampled an Aaliyah track and paid homage to her every chance they get.

In honor of Aaliyah’s life taken too soon, we put together a gallery of facts you probably didn’t know about the fallen star. Check it out below:

Rest in peace, Baby Girl.

SOURCE: Complex | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty 

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