Friday, August 26, 2011

10 Years After

Hard to believe ten years have gone by... this summer marks the 10 year anniversaries of the fatal deaths of three individuals who had positively super stellar careers ahead of them: international model Fernanda Vogel, R&B singer-songwriter/actress Aaliyah, and NFL Minnesota Vikings football great Korey Stringer.
Fernanda Vogel Mesquita (October 1, 1980 - July 27, 2001 ) was a model based in Brazil. Fernanda began modeling at age 8. Signed with Ford Models at age 15 and then with the agency Mega . Fernanda made ​​famous campaigns for major brands such as guarana, shopping for prestige, CVV ... she drowned following a helicopter crash on the beach of Maresias in Sao Paulo in 2001.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), was an American R&B recording artist, actress and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor. She released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in July 2001. On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in an airplane crash in The Bahamas after filming the music video for the single "Rock the Boat".

Korey Damont Stringer (May 8, 1974 – August 1, 2001) was an American football player who died from complications brought on by heat stroke, during training camp in Mankato, Minnesota while in training camp with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.
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