The 17th anniversary of Aaliyah’s death was Saturday, and friends and fans of the legendary singer paid tribute to her life and work.
Missy Elliott, a frequent collaborator of the late pop star, shared an incredibly touching note and message to honor her close friend.
Elliott shared a video of herself writing a note that reads: “Aaliyah, we miss you so much but your legacy will live on forever and ever!”
Aaliyah (Babygirl) I can only imagine how great you would be today winning oscars😉& creating sick music & still setting fashion trends! Your mom & brother @RAD_6 & your fans been holding it down 4 u❤️you will always be A One in A Million🙌🏾 sleep peacefully angel Babygirl🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/daHhoIs8k5
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 25, 2018
Elliott continued the tribute in her Instagram and Twitter captions.
“Aaliyah (Babygirl) I can only imagine how great you would be today winning oscars & creating music that would be in the year 2050 & setting all kind fashion trends all the things you did while you were here with us. But most of all spreading love is what u always were about,” Elliott wrote on social media.
“Your fans have worked diligently in holding u down! & your mom & brother are keeping your Legacy alive!,” she continued. “We miss you & to those that knew you or your music know that you will always be A One in A Million. Rest peacefully angel Babygirl.”
Aaliyah was just 22 when she was involved in a 2001 plane crash that killed everyone on board. Fans shared memories, heartfelt tweets, and touching sentiments about Aaliyah.
I always know this day is coming and it’s never easy.
Before Beyoncè, #Aaliyah was my EVERYTHING.
I knew every song.
I cried for weeks after her death. Words can’t express how much I still miss her.
Rest in power baby girl. pic.twitter.com/IHzz13eJVu
— DoctorJonPaul 🌈 (@DoctorJonPaul) August 25, 2018
Rest in peace to a legend.