Top 10 Actors Who Died Before Seeing Their Final Movie19.09.08 # Top Ten # 71 Comments
7. Aaliyah: 1979 – 2001
The RnB songstress was just starting to find acceptance in the movie world when she was killed in a plane crash on her way back from a music video shoot. The cause – carrying too much heavy equipment. She was 22. Easily preventable, a great shame. She had begun filming a supporting role in the second Matrix instalment, but the directors decided there wasn’t enough material to be able to incorporate it. Queen Of The Damned, co-starring Stuart ‘Charlize arm candy’ Townsend was originally scheduled to suffer the ‘straight to video’ fate, but Aaliyah’s passing ensured it was granted a cinema release nearly six months after her death. That did not prevent the damning it received from the critics.