Gone but not forgotten. That was the sentiment felt by millions across the nation on the 14th anniversary of Aaliyah’s tragic death.
Celebrities, family and fans flooded social media with images of the late pop princess along with videos, memes and special tributes. One special tribute came from music icon Janet Jackson, in the form on a note, which she shot out to her three million followers via social media. She tweeted:
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) August 25, 2015
“What I shared with u [is] ever sacred, everlasting [and] it’s pure and it will endure. I love u Aaliyah. #RIP,” the handwritten letter read, along with the caption “I know u r there shining down on me. #ConversationsInACafe,” read the hand written note.
Prior to her death in 2001 at the age of 22, the “At Your Best” recording artist was very vocal about her admiration for Jackson, calling her one of her idols, adding that she hoped to work Jackson with some day. “I am a huge fan of Janet,” the “Rock the Boat” singer told Rosie O’Donnell in a 1997 interview. “I try to mention her in every interview because I want to meet her and maybe at some point in my career collaborate with her.”
Although the pair never had the opportunity to work together, Jackson once dedicated her hit song “Come Back to Me” to the young singer during a concert.