Death is an inevitable reality of life. We will all die eventually. If we have served our time on earth then it’s time to go. We’ll never know that the photo taken right now could be our last. Just like these celebrities whose, last moments were caught on camera. Knowing that they were alive at that moment and now gives these photos an eerie vibe. It makes you appreciate life and every moment with your loved ones because you’ll never know when your last moment with them will be. Here are the 15 Haunting Photos of Celebrities Before they Died.
Died at 25 on September 13, 1996
Here Tupac is with his manager Suge Knightly a few moments before he was shot in a drive-by shooting. After his death, there were many conspiracy theories that surrounded his death because the postmortem photos of his body did not correspond with the official reports. One of it even suggests that he faked his own death. The police officer first to arrive at the scene retold the events, “He looked at me, and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth. And then the words came out: ‘F you.’”
Died at 32 on December 20, 2009
The Clueless star is photographed here promoting the last film she ever made and passed away in the same month. She passed away from pneumonia, anemia, and multiple drug intoxication all combined. Her husband died a few weeks later of the same cause and in the same home. “Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life if you survive them.” – Brittany Murphy
Died at 27 on September 18, 1970
This photo was taken the day before he passed away in London from a barbiturate-related asphyxia. In the days prior to his death, Hendrix is said to have been in bad health, due to fatigue, insomnia, and influenza. He was later described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.”
Died at 57 on September 14, 2009
The actor died of stage IV pancreatic cancer which is known to be an aggressive form of cancer. This is him taking a walk to a store just two weeks before his death. He battled with the disease for 20 months and we can see how tough the disease is. He was given only two weeks to live when he was initially diagnosed. After his death, actress Demi Moore, who was his co-star, wrote: “Patrick you are loved by so many and your light will forever shine in all of our lives.”
Died at 36 on August 5, 1962
Marilyn is snapped with his jazz pianist friend Buddy Greco and was the last weekend the legendary actress was alive. She was found dead in her Brentwood, Los Angeles home a couple of days later. The actress is best known for her curvy figure and “dumb blonde” characters and once said, “I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.” Toward the end of her life, her insecurities and personal demons had turned her life into a living hell.
Died at 48 on February 11. 2012
Whitney Houston’s one of a kind voice is forever gone when she drowned in her bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel. Here she is photographed out on the town the night before her death. It’s also eerie that her daughter Bobbi Kristina also died after being discovered unconscious in a bathtub, just three years later.
Died at 27 on April 5, 1994
The Nirvana frontman died of a supposed suicide about a month after this photo was taken. Conspiracy theories abounded his death. His widow Courtney Love hired a private investigator and believed that the musician was murdered. We quote, “If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got.” – Kurt Cobain
Died at 56 on October 5, 2011
The Apple founder and CEO looks very frail and emaciated in this photo. This was taken two months before his death from pancreatic cancer. The legendary icon died with his wife, children, and sisters at his side. According to one of his sisters, Jobs’ last words on his deathbed were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” We quote him, “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” – Steve Jobs
Died at 81 on September 4, 2014
The comedienne and host died of complications after a surgical procedure. This is a photo with a fan from a show she did the night before her surgery. In an eerie moment, she joked about her death at that show and said, “I could go at any moment. I could lay here and go over… and it would be in the papers and you all could look at each other and say I was there the night Joan Rivers passed,” she teased. In May 2016, her daughter Melissa filed a medical-malpractice lawsuit against the medical facility where she died. It claimed that “doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian, and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated.”
Died at 46 on April 21, 2016
The WWE legend unexpectedly passed away in her Los Angeles home. In the days leading up to her death, she shared some unusual photos to her social media accounts, like this one with a black eye. It was suspected that the cause of her death was from a possible overdose. Her manager shared she had a problem with Ambien and Valium, but revealed that she was taking several other types of drugs. Chyna will be remembered as one of the most famous and iconic female wrestlers of all time.
Died at 27 on July 23, 2011
A week before Amy Winehouse’s death, the Rehab singer was snapped walking near her home in North London. Her death was a tragic and sad one. She sadly spent her final hours drinking vodka alone in her bedroom while watching YouTube videos of herself. Her album “Back to Black” became one of the UK’s best-selling albums of the 21st century. “Life happens. There is no point in being upset or down about things we can’t control or change.” – Amy Winehouse
Died at 40 on November 30, 2013
The Fast and Furious star is photographed here leaving a charity event in the car in which he later died. Shortly after this image was taken, the car’s driver crashed at high speed, and Walker was killed instantly. His daughter received $10.1 million in a settlement over the accident. On the 2nd year anniversary of his death, many of Walker’s friends and colleagues paid tribute to the young actor. Co-star Vin Diesel said, “No matter where you are in this universe, you will always be my brother.”
Died at 57 on April 21, 2016
The untimely and mysterious death of renowned musician and innovator shocked the world. The photo shows Prince leaving a Walgreens near his home in Minnesota on the night of Wednesday, April 20th. It is said to be his last high-quality photo. Prince’s last performance was at his Paisley Park estate on April 16. A few days before, he played two sets at The Fox Theater in Atlanta. On his flight home, they made an emergency landing where Prince was admitted to the hospital for undisclosed reasons. He was released just a couple of hours later and reassured his fans that he was fine. His death has spurred a national conversation about chronic pain and the treatment of addiction.
Died at 50 on June 25, 2009
The King of Pop and one of the most influential figures in the music industry passed away of “acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication” at his home. His unusual and widely publicized personal life made him a worldwide pop culture icon for over four decades. This photo was taken two days prior his death while he was rehearsing for a series of sold-out comeback shows.
Died at 63 on August 11, 2014
Who would have thought that the world’s funniest man was so miserable himself? Here he is with his pet monkey Crystal just days before he took his life. And another snapshot at the party in his home the day before his death. after his death, Williams’ daughter Zelda wrote this heartfelt tribute: “My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments.”
These celebrities will surely be missed. We thank them for sharing their talents with the world and entertaining us. Their memories will never be forgotten and their death only makes us realize they are human too. Let’s treasure each moment we spend with our loved ones and pray that these clebrities’ souls rest in peace.