Aaliyah in Romeo Must Die

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born January 16, 1979 and died August 25, 2001 at only 22.

Aaliyah was already a major pop star known for hits including “If Your Girl Only Knew,” “4 Page Letter” and “Are You That Somebody” when she made her feature film debut in Romeo Must Die, for which she recorded the slinky hit “Try Again.”

She had been recording a music video for her song “Rock the Boat” in the Bahamas when she and eight others were killed in a private plane crash. Her second and final film, the Anne Rice adaptation The Queen of the Damned, was released the year after her death.

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