6 Inspiring Quotes From Aaliyah That Prove Her Legacy Lives On

On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah Dani Haughton, better known as Aaliyah, was killed in a tragic accident.

Today, exactly 15 years after her death, more than 100,000 of her biggest fans and friends are sharing their fondest memories of the beloved singer, actress, and model on social media.


#Aaliyah 15 years later to me feels like just yesterday.. I can still hear your laughter. I can clearly see us dancing in the studio me u @timbaland @ginuwine Magoo the whole clique we miss u so much there's not a day u aren't thought of! I look around and see u are still inspiring new generations musically and style! Although there can never be another u it warms my heart to see kids who never got a chance to see your greatness love u now because of your undeniable Catalogue of classic hits u have shared with the World ❤️ love u your Legacy will 4 ever Live & u will NEVER BE 4gotten. I have nothing but Legends painted on my wall in my house & Aaliyah u are painted there more than once! U are LEGENDARY 4EVER!#Babygirl #Sleeppeacefully

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And as Missy Elliott says, even those who came far after her time love her talent and feel her passion through her music.

Click through the gallery above to see some photos and read moving quotes from the artist who left behind a legacy all her own.

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"You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday." Photo Credit: KMazur/WireImage

"If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again." ("Try Again" lyrics) Photo Credit: Sal Idriss/Redferns

"I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original." Photo Credit: SGranitz/WireImage

"If you know what you want, you should stay determined and go for it. You can do anything." Photo Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

"Whatever will be, will be." Photo Credit: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same." Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage