August 25 is a bitter date every year. It’s when, at only 22 years old, Aaliyah died in a horrific plane crash. This year is the 15th anniversary of her death.

Last year singer Janet Jackson paid tribute to the late “Back & Forth” star. On Twitter, she shared a personal handwritten letter to remember Baby Girl.


“What I shared with u ever sacred everlasting N it’s pure + it will endure. I love u Aaliyah. #RIP,” the letter says.

Aaliyah and Jackson were both genre-warping artists during their creative primes. Baby Girl was successfully experimenting with acid house and electronica before she passed. She cited Jackson as one of her main influences.


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