Janet Jackson writes note to Aaliyah on 14th anniversary of her death

By Wade Sheridan  |  Aug. 26, 2015 at 10:26 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Music icon Janet Jackson paid respects to late singer and actress Aaliyah by sharing a heartfelt note she penned on Twitter Tuesday.

Fourteen years after Aaliyah tragically died in a plane crash at the age of 22, Jackson along with countless other fans took to social media to remember the performer and how she affected their lives.

"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"

Friend and producer Timbaland also paid tribute to Aaliyah, posting a photo collage on Instagram with the caption, "R.I.P babegirl!!!!!"

R.I.P babegirl!!!!

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Aaliyah was a huge fan of Jackson's, and the pair had planned to record a duet together, but Aaliyah passed away before they could make it happen.

"I am a huge fan of Janet," Aaliyah told Rose O'Donnell in 1997. "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."

Jackson is currently getting ready to release her new album Unbreakable that features her new song The Great Forever which the singer teased on Thursday.

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