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Aaliyah, Singer/Actress

Sheryl Garratt, Observer, The, 2 September 2001

AALIYAH DANA HAUGHTON was just 22 when she died last Saturday in a plane crash in The Bahamas, but she'd already been famous for seven years. Known to her fans simply by her first name – a Swahili word meaning 'the highest, most exalted one' – Aaliyah was one of a new generation of performers and producers who have bought R&B into the pop mainstream.

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