Life is uncanny, you do the best with the cards you are dealt. No one can escape from death’s fateful grasp, even these shining stars. When we are living our life, it’s hard to realize just how fragile it is. These photos are a great reminder of our own mortality.
#1. Kim Jong II with his entourage that include his son and successor Kim Jong Un
#2. Paul Walker’s death was definitely heart wrenching for his fans. He died in a car wreck after leaving a charity event to help typhoon victims. The driver of the car was Roger Rodas.
#3. Reeva Steenkamp was alleged to be shot to death by her boyfriend, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Feb. 13, 2013. Was this an accident or a deliberate crime? We don’t really know. But the model tweeted before her death,”what do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow???#getexcited#ValentinesDay”.
#4. Our forever love, Heath Ledger, smiles on the set of “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” before overdosing on pain killers.
#5. The killer of John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, appeared in the last photo of the musician. He was asking for an autograph.
#6. Biggie Smalls was captured in a photo with Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, right before his death at the Soul Train Music Awards.
#7. Robin Williams, our soul instructor and father-like comedian, tweeted and instagrammed a final message for his daughter before he took his own life. “Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today, but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!”
#8. Jimi Hendrix poses with his favorite instrument, “Black Betty”, the day before his death.
#9. Princess Diana is sitting in the back seat here, looking back at the paparazzi. The Mercedes crashed seconds after this picture was taken.
#10. Steve Jobs during his final days. He has fought against pancreatic cancer for several years before finally succumbing to it.
#11. Michael Jackson was rehearsing for his last show at the Los Angeles Staples Center two days before his death.
#12. Whitney Houston left Tru Hollywood club.
#13. The last photo taken of all four members of the Beatles together.
#14. Robin Williams was seens at a party the day before taking his life. His Doctors believe that suffering from the condition “diffuse lewy body dementia” was a critical factor in his suicide. We won’t forget this great guy.
#15. Martin Luther King Jr. in his final interview.
#16. Margaret Thatcher, the well-known “Iron Lady”, died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke. She was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990.
#17. Marilyn Monroe visited Frank Sinatra and Buddy Creco the weekend before her death on Aug. 5, 1962.
#18. Mark Twain. His last words written on a note by his deathbed read “Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuge are for all — the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.”
#19. John F. Kennedy when his motorcade toured downtown Dallas.
#20. 1923, Vladimir Lenin’s last known photo. He already had three strokes at this point and was completely mute.
#21. The last known photo of Titanic leaving Queenstown on April, 12th, 1912. Three days later, 1,514 people lost their lives and the Titanic sank into the bottom of the North Atlantic.