While she was well on her way to becoming one of the next R’n’b icons in the early 2000s, the young singer known as Aaliyah met a tragic fate. After filming the music video for her song Rock the Boat, the 22-year-old musician, who also worked as an actress, dancer and model, died in a plane crash in the Bahamas on August 25, 2021. Despite her At a young age, Aaliyah left behind a huge musical legacy, with no less than 32 million records sold around the world, but also a grieving family.

As the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, journalist Kathy Iandoli has just published a new biography of the singer, titled, Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah, in which she reveals a shocking testimony on the circumstances of the disappearance. of Aaliyah. In this work, a witness to the events preceding the artist’s death reveals a new fact of extreme importance. Now 33, Kingsley Russell says the musician categorically refused to board the plane that hastened the end of her life.

Death of Aaliyah: the pilot of his plane was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine during the accident

Aaliyah had been very worried about the obsolescence of the device in question, and would have expressed her disagreement with her collaborators. Kingsley Russell also ensures that the singer would have been transported unconscious on the plane, after having received a sleeping pill. “They took her out of the van, she did not even know she was boarding a plane. She went on the plane asleep,” said the witness at the scene. In the end, the pilot of the aircraft did not manage to gain altitude, due to the poor distribution of weight in the aircraft, which consequently crashed a few hundred meters away, without leave no survivors. In addition, according to a toxicological report dating from 2002, the pilot of the plane would have falsified his license, while being under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time of the accident. For her part, Aaliyah suffered severe burns all over her body, and a major head trauma, according to the findings of an autopsy on her corpse.

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