Diane Haughton is the mother of Aaliyah. After marrying Michael Haughton, she had two children with him: Rashad and Aaliyah. During the early years of both Rashad and Aaliyah's lives, she took care of the two as a stay-at-home mother. A vocalist, she was supportive of her daughter's ambitions to become a singer. When Aaliyah went to the Bahamas to film the music video for the single "Rock the Boat", Diane Haughton was having laser eye surgery and was unable to attend, being cared for by her husband Michael. She was 50 years old at the time of her daughter's death.

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