MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (AP) – R&B singer and actress Aaliyah died when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashed after takeoff in the Bahamas, authorities said. [More]

Aaliyah’s last few films are ‘Matrix: Reloaded’, with Hugo Weaving (Elrond) and ‘Queen of the Damned’ with Bruce Spence (Mouth of Sauron). I post this news here not just because of her connections with our 2 LOTR stars, but I also thought this young songstress had some great acting ability and was a rising star, she will be missed.