Quickly after wrapping up her first film "Romeo Must Die," which she also executive produced the soundtrack to, Aaliyah began working on her second film, "Queen of the Damned." "She was always working and shooting movies.

She was always gone for like four months at a time, then come back and be gone for another month.

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"We always knew Aaliyah could be something special," he said.

"She came out of the womb special." For a feature interview with Aaliyah, check out "Aaliyah: Been A Long Time".

old baby girl, her passing was unbelievably heartbreaking.

One of those close was her boyfriend, music mogul, Damon Dash. Nothing prepares you for that," Dash tells Billboard.com's The Juice.

For reaction from fans and other readers, see "You Tell Us: Fans Remember Aaliyah".

Aaliyah's family was understandably not pleased when she married to R. The new Lifetime biopic recreates the moment the late singer brought home her new husband. " asks Aaliyah's father (played by actor Sterling Jarvis). In a published marriage license, her age is listed as 18. Music critic Jim De Rogatis has found some issues with the film’s portrayal of Aaliyah and Kelly’s relationship.Photos: Aaliyah and Her Famous Friends "She was intelligent and she caught me," Dash tells The Juice."I'm the kind of guy who says things sometimes just to make myself laugh, but she would just catch me making jokes for me. She had a very quick mind and a very kind heart." During most of their relationship, Dame and Aaliyah were working on individual projects.We just would pop into Mc Donald's or Wendy's or something, and people just wouldn't believe [it]," he said.Aaliyah's cousin, Jomo Hankerson, said Aaliyah had been a star well before the world knew her name.They met when Aaliyah was just 12-years-old – Kelly was 24.