Aaliyah’s family is keeping her memory alive more than two decades after the singer tragically died in a plane crash.
On what would have been her 43rd birthday (January 16), Aaliyah’s loved ones shared a photo of a floral arrangement surrounded by candles set to an unreleased rendition of her singing “Ave Maria.”
"To You Our Love Flowers From Above Candles From The World We Will See You Again Bask In The Day God Sent You We Will See You And Your Comrades Again Not Yet, Not Yet," they wrote in the caption of a post made on Aaliyah’s official Instagram account. "Mom, Dad, Ra, All Who Truly Loved You and Love You Still. Forever More."
Additionally, they shared a throwback photo of her with another birthday message.
"Happy Birthday, baby girl! Today, we celebrate your life, legacy, and beautiful soul. You brought so much light and passion to everyone you met and everything you did. You remain forever in our hearts and minds," the family wrote.
Aaliyah Haughton passed away in 2001 at the age of 22 during a plane crash that also killed seven other people while returning to the United States from the Bahamas. She had been filming a music video for her song “Rock the Boat.”