On Thursday, paramedics transported her mother to the hospital after some sutures from a recent surgery came undone, which Blackburn blames on the stress of losing Aaliyah.
The girl often visited Elkton with her mother and spent days at a local Vacation Bible School. She loved the Jersey Shore and Hannah Montana and decorated her room in all things Justin Bieber. Aaliyah loved sparkly dresses, and her grandfather called her a "lil' princess" because she hated getting dirty.
Her family said she will be buried in Manheim, Pa., where she had once lived, though they haven't completed funeral plans.