These Were The Last Pictures Taken Moments Before These 12 Famous People Died

The best thing about memories and pictures is that they stay with us even when that person leaves the world. 


A lot of our favorite celebrities are not with us anymore and the only way we can remember their presence among us is by the photographs that they left for us.

They were famous people and certainly have a lot of pictures all across the internet but wouldn’t it be special to see the last picture that was taken of them before they died?

We bring to you 12 pictures of our favorite people that were last known to be taken before they said the final goodbye.

1) Jimi Hendrix

This picture of Jimi was taken by his girlfriend in the garden behind their apartment. Hendrix died the next day from a barbiturate-related asphyxia in London. He is said to have choked on his own vomit after taking a mixture of drugs, including a large dose of sleeping pills.

2) John Lennon

John here is seen signing the album for Mark David Chapman, the man who four hours later fired bullets into Lennon’s back from a close range. After signing the album for him, Lennon asked, “Is this all you want?” Chapman smiled and nodded in agreement. John was shot while he was returning to his residence.

3) Chester Bennington

This picture of Chester was taken just a couple of days before he committed suicide. Bennington had always been very expressive about his addiction and depression but none of his friends and family members saw this coming.

4) Freddie Mercury

Taken in 1991, this is one of the last photos of the Queen’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Freddie denied the rumors of having AIDS until his very end because he wanted to concentrate on his career and avoid media controversy. A day prior his death, he released this statement:  “Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me. However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with me, my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease. My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews. Please understand this policy will continue.” Less than 24 hours later he died from bronchopneumonia, that was brought on by having AIDS.

5) Heath Ledger

This photograph of Heath is from his last movie ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.’ This proved to be his last role as a few days after this picture, he was found dead in his New York apartment. He died due to an accidental overdose of prescription medication on January 22nd, 2008.

6) Muhammad Ali

This picture was taken by Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Hana on 22nd May 2016. Ali was hospitalized on 2nd June due to respiratory illness and he died the following day due to septic shock. He had suffered the effects of Parkinson’s disease since 1984 but remained active in civic and political causes throughout and up until his death.

7) Anne Frank

This picture of Anne was taken in 1942 and is one of her last pictures when she was alive. Anne Frank died in March 1945 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after her and her family was discovered and arrested on August 4th, 1944. In this picture, she is standing with her sister Margot.

8) Steve Jobs

This is Steve’s last picture before he died on October 5th, 2011 at his house in California. The cause of his death was the relapse of his pancreatic cancer.  His family was at his side while he passed away, his final words were said to be, “oh wow, oh wow, oh wow.” Jobs is buried in an unmarked grave at Alta Mesa Memorial Park.

9) Paul Walker

Paul’s picture riding his Porsche was taken minutes before he died in a car crash on November 30th, 2013. Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were driving out of a charity when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a lamp post and two trees and was set ablaze resulting to the death of both, Paul and Roger.

10) Benazir Bhutto

This was Benazir’s last photograph minutes before she was shot by a gunman, as she stood in the sunroof of her car on 27th December 2007. Benazir was returning from a rally and stood out of the sunroof of her bulletproof car to wave at the crowd. She was shot by a man who happened to come very close to the car and used this opportunity to assassinate her. There was also an explosion that killed 20 people who were a part of that rally.

11) Michael Jackson

This picture of Micheal was taken during the rehearsals for his upcoming sold-out shows just two days before his death. Jackson went into cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles on June 25, 2009. He was declared dead at a local hospital after doctors failed to resuscitate him. Jackson had intended to perform a series of comeback concerts to over one million people at London’s O2 Arena from July 2009 to March 2010

12) Bob Marley

Bob Marley was photographed shortly before his death spending time his family while battling cancer. Marley died on 11th May 1981 due to the spread of melanoma to his brain and lungs. He was just 36 years old.

They were certainly very iconic people and their last pictures are equally iconic!

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