Final moments: Haunting last photos of 40 iconic people

This is the final photograph taken of a famous rock singer in 1991, before his passing due to bronchial pneumonia, a complication from AIDS.

This is the last photo taken of singer Selena Quintanilla in March 1995. Her fan club manager, Yolanda Saldívar, took her life the following day.

Tupac Shakur with his manager Suge Knight shortly before losing his life drive-by on September 13, 1996.

Princess Diana, her Bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, and Driver Henri Paul shortly before the fatal crash.

Ian Curtis, singer for ’70s rock band Joy Division, posing with his infant daughter just five days before he took his own life in 1980.

Rapper Notorious B.I.G. leaving a party minutes before he lost his life in a drive-by shooting.

The last known image of Bob Ross before his passing.

Martin Luther King Jr. was on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, on April 3rd, 1968, greeting a gathering of supporters. Shortly after this photo was captured, he was fatally shot by James Earl Ray. In this image, King is seen alongside civil rights leaders Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, and Ralph Abernathy.

Moments before JFK was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.

The very last photo of Chester Bennington (the lead singer of Linkin Park) taken by his wife just one day before he tragically took his own life.

This is the last known photo taken of reggae legend Bob Marley before he succumbed to cancer on May 11, 1981.

One of the last known photos of Gene Wilder before his passing.

Johnny Cash’s final performance on July 5, 2003, at the Carter Family Fold in Virginia.

This is Alan Rickman in one of his last-ever public photographs before losing his battle with cancer.

David Bowie’s last public appearance before his passing.

Some of the last known images of Kobe Bryant alive were taken by Bradley Smiegel shortly before he lost his life in a helicopter crash.

One of the last known photos of Elvis Presley was taken just after midnight on August 16, 1977. Hours later, he passed away from a heart attack at the age of 42.

Last photo of former NFL player Pat Tillman in his army gear before he was hit by friendly fire.

One of the last photos of Janis Joplin was taken on October 3rd, 1970. She passed away on October 4th at the age of 27.

Two photos from 2017 are some of the last images of Charles Manson. He passed away a few months later after being admitted to hospital.

The final Instagram post of rapper Pop Smoke before he lost his life during a home invasion in February of 2020.

One of the last photos of Charlie Chaplin taken in 1977.

Last known photo of Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors before he passed away 5 days later of heart failure.

The final photo of Jimi Hendrix before he passed away the next day.

The man who shot John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, can be seen in this photo getting an autograph from the Beatles star.

This photo of Heath Ledger is from his last film ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,’ a few days before his passing.

Photo of Marilyn Monroe with jazz pianist Buddy Greco in August 1962, just days before her passing.

Photo of James Dean hours before his fatal car crash.

This photo of Amy Winehouse was taken in London on July 12th, 2011, shortly before she passed away from alcohol poisoning.

Michael Jackson rehearsing days before he lost his life.

Paul Walker leaving a charity event shortly before he lost his life in a car accident.

John Candy on the set of ‘Wagons East’ shortly before passing away from a heart attack in his hotel room in Durango City, Mexico.

Lucille Ball at the Academy Awards a month before she passed away.

This is the last known photo of Nicola Tesla.

This the very last picture of River Phoenix, taken 2 days before his passing.

This photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt was taken on April 11th, 1945, the day before he suffered from a stroke and passed away.

One of the last photos taken of James Gandolfini, while he was dining in Rome and enjoying the company of his family while on vacation

The last known photo of Marlon Brando, before he passed away from respiratory failure at age 80 in 2004.

This is one of the last known photos of actor Patrick Swayze, taken only two weeks before he succumbed to pancreatic cancer on September 14, 2009.

Photograph of Albert Einstein taken 1 month before he passed away in 1955.

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