When a celebrity dies, it is a tragedy not only for their families, but also for millions of fans all over the world. Many people feel they have lost a part of themselves – their past or childhood that was associated with that celeb, thus, making the loss even more dumbfounding. The media constantly bombards us with memorabilia, making it almost impossible for us to grieve in calm and silence. With celebs always being in the spotlight, it comes as no surprise that paparazzi have captured dozens of celebrity last moments that were made days, hours and sometimes minutes before the tragic accident that has taken away the precious life of a human being. Here are 10 incredibly haunting last shots of celebs we all loved and cared for.
The star tragically died on the 22nd of January, 2008, after a prescription drug overdose. Diana, Heath Ledger’s masseuse, found the 28-year-old star right in his apartment. His last movie was the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which he was shooting a few days prior to his death. Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Collin Farrel were cast to complete his character.
The last photo of this Hollywood diva was taken 5 days before her death at a villa in Lake Tahoe where she spent some time with talented singer and pianist Buddy Greco, as well as Sinatra and a few other guests. After mixing some alcohol and pills, she was eventually sent home for disturbing behavior. Later that night she died of a ‘barbiturate overdose’ that was ruled out as suicide.
The legendary frontman of Queen has been silently struggling with AIDs for decades before he revealed his diagnosis to the public. Freddie Mercury died soon after the announcement went public on November 24th, 1991. He was recording music till the very end, despite all the suffering and pain.
Michael Jackson’s last photo was taken during the rehearsal of his This is It stage performance. The 50-year-old King of Pop died of a prescription meds overdose that has put his life to an end. After the investigation Jackson’s private physician, Conrad Murray, was sentenced to four years in prison for negligence.