30 Photos Of Famous People Taken Just Before Their Deaths


14. Jimi Hendrix

This photo is among the last taken of Jimi Hendrix, who died on September 17, 1970. He’s pictured here during his stay at a hotel, where he was enjoying a trip with his girlfriend Monika Danneman. He was 27 years old when he died from an overdose of prescription barbiturates.

13. Cory Monteith

The silhouette of Glee star Cory Monteith is seen here in a final photo of the actor during dinner with his manager and a casting director in Vancouver. His manager posted the photo to Twitter. He was found dead in his hotel room just two days later after a heroin overdose.

12. Richard Pryor

Legendary comedian Richard Pryor, pictured here with Eddie Griffin, died in Los Angeles at 65 years old in 2005. Pryor suffered a heart attack and had battled both multiple sclerosis and heart disease since the 1980s.

“At the end, there was a smile on his face,” said his wife, Jennifer.

11. Tupac Shakur

This photo of Tupac Shakur was taken by UCLA film school student Leonard Jefferson, who saw the iconic musician cruising down the Vegas strip with Suge Knight in the Death Row Records CEO’s black BMW. Shortly after this photo was taken, the rapper was gunned down by unknown assailants.

10. Robert F. Kennedy

Senator Robert F. Kennedy was celebrating victories in the 1968 presidential primaries at a hotel with his family on his last night. He was assassinated by Sirhan B. Sirhan, a Jerusalem-born Palestinian Christan who targeted Kennedy because of his strong support for Israel. Kennedy, who was only 42 years old, died nearly 26 hours after the shooting.


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