Celebrities are not as immortal as their fans make them to be. Their legacy may live on, but their bodies are just as fragile as ours.
Shortly before tragedy struck, photographs were taken of these 13 famous figures.
Each photo is worth more than a thousand words.
In the photo above, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll arrived at his house after a dentist appointment. Later that night, Presley died from a heart attack at the age of 42.
The co-founder of Apple died at the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his loved ones before he passed away.
The boxing legend wasn’t in great condition since he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three decades before his death. In 2016, he was hospitalized and died from septic shock.
Queen frontman admitted to rumors that he contracted AIDS a day before he died from bronchopneumonia. This is one of the last photos taken of him in 1991. He was 45.
This picture was taken in 1994, shortly before the Nirvana frontman’s death.
This is the last known photograph of the reggae legend, before he died in 1981 from cancer.
The legendary comedian and actor committed suicide at the age of 63. Wiliams suffered from a form of dementia that disabled him from leading a normal life. This photo was posted online less than a month before he died.
Four hours before John Lennon was shot, a photograph was taken of The Beatles legend giving his autograph to the man who killed him.
Hollywood actor James Dean crashed his Porsche and died at the age of 24. This was the last photo taken of him with his car, which he owned for only 9 days before he crashed it.
A year before his death, Twain said: “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year (1910), and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet.” He did not disappoint himself. The famous American writer died from heart disease at the age of 74. The photo above was taken 10 days before he died.
At only 27, British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment. She consumed 5 times the amount of alcohol needed to kill a person. One of the last photographs of her was taken one week before her death, as she was walking near her house.
This photo was taken at Einstein’s house, a month before his death. He died at the age of 76 from an aneurysm.
This photo was taken three days before Bowie died, after a long battle against liver cancer.
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