National Enquirer (US), September 11, 2001
Singer Aaliyah's Plane Crash Tragedy - The Untold Story of Lost Love and Broken Hearts
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Budding superstar Aaliyah's death has left a trail of broken hearts - the three men closest to her have been ripped apart by the tragedy. Former producer and boyfriend R. (Robert) Kelly and current beau Damon Dash are devastated by the death of the 22-year-old R&B artist.
And actor Keanu Reeves - with whom she was set to star in two "Matrix" sequels - is also crushed by the loss of Aaliyah who died along with eight others when their reportedly over loaded small plane crashed shortly after taking off from Marsh Harbor in the Bahamas on August 25.
Said the source: "Keanu Reeves has been left numb with grief as well. Though they weren't lovers, he was taken with her talent and beauty and talked her into signing on for two sequels to his smash film "The Matrix." She was set to spend four months in Australia this year filming both sequels.
"He told everybody the movies were going to make her a big movie star. He says he can't even think about how he's going to replace her."