The late R&B singer, actress and fashion icon, Aaliyah, had a new wax figure unveiled yesterday at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, NV.

And social media's reaction to the release is overwhelmingly positive. In fact, the late singer was actually trending on Twitter for a time yesterday.

Here is a closer pic of the wax figure:


Aaliyah's life was tragically cut  short, when she died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001, at the Marsh Harbour Airport on the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. 

She had just completed filming for the music video for her single "Rock the Boat". Employees of Virgin Records America accompanied her on the flight. The Cessna 402 twin-engine light aircraft, piloted by Luis Morales III, crashed shortly after takeoff. In addition to Aaliyah, eight other people were killed in the plane crash. She was just 22 years old.

During her career, she sold more than 20 million albums and Billboard lists her as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, and the 27th most successful in history.