Jet Li comments on Aaliyah

During a chat on USA Today, Jet Li answered the following question about Aaliyah:
Boise, ID : Were you close to Aaliyah (after working with her in Romeo Must Die), and how did you react to her tragic death?

Jet Li: When I heard the terrible news, I was shooting a movie in China. I’m very upset, and I still remember like yesterday working with her. She was a very sweet, charming girl, and was like my younger sister.

Then he commented:
I will always remember her.