It's been 20 years since the iconic signer Aaliyah passed away during a tragic plane crash after leaving the Bahamas for a video shoot. Her death shattered those close to her and the music world, forever. 

Family, friends and musical acquaintances gathered for her funeral which was held on Aug. 31 in Manhattan's Upper East Side. While the homegoing was private and closed to the public, fans stood outside in mourning.

Some of those in attendance to say their final goodbyes to the 22-year-old was Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim and Sean Combs.

She was later buried outside of New York City in Greenburgh Westchester County.

Here are some iconic pictures from that day.