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Here Are The Very Last Photographs Taken Of These 85 Iconic Celebrities.

JULY 14, 2014  —  By Sara Heddleston  
Sara Heddleston

Sara Heddleston

Sara has been working and writing online for so many years, she's unsure if she is still in corporeal form. She considers herself a jack of all trades, but would prefer it if you would stop calling her "Jack."

Life is a short and fragile thing. While you're living your own, you might not realize just how delicate it is until you experience tragedy. It's easy to get caught up in your own life to the point of forgetting that it won't last forever. These photos are a good reminder of our own mortality. Shortly after each of these pictures were taken, life-changing tragedy struck. The photos below are the very last pictures ever taken of each of these celebrities before they passed away. For every picture that you see, there was also a tragedy.

1. Freddie Mercury, Lead Vocalist of 'Queen'

Freddie Mercury, Lead Vocalist of 'Queen'

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As a member of Queen, Freddie Mercury was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

This is the last picture taken of Mercury in 1991, before he died of bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.

A 2005 poll ranked him as the "Best Male Vocalist of All Time"

2. Tupac Shakur, American Rapper, Actor and Songwriter

Tupac Shakur, American Rapper, Actor and Songwriter

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Tupac Shakur sits with his manager Suge Knight before he was gunned down in a fatal drive-by shooting, on September 13, 1996.

2Pac was ranked number two on MTV's list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time, in 2006.

Six months after his death, Christopher Wallace, A.K.A. "Notorious B.I.G." was killed in a shooting that many believe was in retaliation for the death of Tupac.

3. Adolf Hitler, Nazi Party Leader

Adolf Hitler, Nazi Party Leader

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As dictator of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler was at the centre of World War II and the Holocaust in Europe.

This photo of Hitler was taken approximately two days prior to his death. He was standing outside of his Berlin bunker, surveying the damage a bomb had done.

4. Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America.

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America.

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Abraham Lincoln is credited with preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the federal government, and modernizing the economy.

Accounts of Lincoln's last photograph are varied. This picture was supposedly taken before his assassination in 1865 and was found in General Ulysses S. Grant's photo album.

Lincoln was shot in the Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth in an attempt to revive the confederate cause.

5. Amy Winehouse, English Singer-Songwriter

Amy Winehouse, English Singer-Songwriter

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Amy Winehouse's album "Back to Black" earned five 2008 Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.

Karen Heller, a journalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, said of her: "She's only 24 with six Grammy nominations, crashing headfirst into success and despair, with a codependent husband in jail, exhibitionist parents with questionable judgement, and the paparazzi documenting her emotional and physical distress."

A week before Winehouse's death on July 23, 2011, she was spotted walking near her home in North London.

6. Elvis Presley, American Singer-Songwriter

Elvis Presley, American Singer-Songwriter

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Elvis Presley pulls into Graceland with Ginger Alden on August 16, 1977, after visiting the dentist

He was drafted in to the military in 1958 and achieved the rank of Sergeant during his service.

Nicknamed "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King", Presley is often regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.

7. Albert Einstein, a German Theoretical Physicist

Albert Einstein, a German Theoretical Physicist

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A German-born theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein developed the theory of relativity.

Einstein posed for this photograph in March of 1955 at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. A month later he died from an aortic aneurysm.

He was never a religious man and once wrote "I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but expressed it clearly".

8. Heath Ledger, Australian Actor

Heath Ledger, Australian Actor

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Heath Ledger died on January 22, 2008 from an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs, known as an accidental overdose.

Here, Ledger smiles on the set of "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" before later overdosing on pain killers.

Ledger received a posthumous Oscar for his portrayal as "The Joker" in the film "The Dark Knight"

9. John Lennon, English Singer-Songwriter

John Lennon, English Singer-Songwriter

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Lennon achieved worldwide fame as a co-founder of The Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of pop music.

His album 'Double Fantasy' was released several months after his death and went on to be Lennon's greatest selling solo album.

The man who shot John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, appeared in the last photo taken of the musician. He was asking for an autograph.

10. Bob Marley, Jamaican Singer-Songwriter

Bob Marley, Jamaican Singer-Songwriter

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Bob Marley was a member of the Rastafari religion, which worships Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie. He converted to the Ethiopian Orthodox religion shortly before his death.

Marley is among the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.

In this photo, Marley hangs out with his family in Munich, Germany, before he passed away from cancer on May 11, 1981.

11. Paul Walker, Actor

Paul Walker, Actor

Paul Walker gained international fame for his portrayal of Brian O'Conner in the street-racing action film franchise "The Fast and the Furious".

Walker died in a tragic car wreck after leaving a charity event to benefit victims of a typhoon. The driver of the car was Roger Rodas.

12. James Dean, American Actor

James Dean, American Actor

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James Dean is best known for starring in three iconic films. 'East of Eden', 'Rebel Without A Cause', and 'Giant'.

He became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations.

Dean stands here with his allegedly haunted Porsche, which he only owned for nine days before his death. Many blame the car, dubbed "Little Bastard."

13. Christopher Wallace, A.K.A "The Notorious B.I.G.", American Rapper

Christopher Wallace, A.K.A "The Notorious B.I.G.", American Rapper

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Notorious B.I.G.'s double disc album "Life after Death" was released 16 days after his death and achieved "Diamond Status", selling more than 10 million units.

Raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, when Wallace released his debut album "Ready to Die" in 1994, he was hailed as a central figure in the East Coast hip hop scene.

Biggie Smalls appears in this photo with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, right before his death after the Soul Train Music Awards.

14. Marilyn Monroe, American Actress, Model, Singer, Film Producer

Marilyn Monroe, American Actress, Model, Singer, Film Producer

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Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jean Mortenson, is one of our culture's major sex symbols, having starred in a number films during the 1950s and 60s.

She was a member of the Pentecostal church from birth until 1956 when she converted to Judaism.

Marilyn Monroe visited Frank Sinatra and Buddy Greco the weekend before her death on August 5, 1962.

15. Chris Benoit, Canadian Professional Wrestler

Chris Benoit, Canadian Professional Wrestler

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Chris Benoit was a beloved two-time world champion: once a WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and then a World Heavyweight Champion in the WWE.

This is the last known photo of Benoit, taken on a cell phone in Dr. Phil Astin's office on June 22, 2007. His wife was already dead at the time this was taken.

16. Jim Morrison, American Singer-Songwriter

Jim Morrison, American Singer-Songwriter

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An influencial American singer, songwriter, and poet, Jim Morrison is best remembered as the lead singer of the rock band The Doors.

Morrison and his girlfriend Pamel Courson pose for a picture in Saint-Leud'Esserent. Five days later he was found dead. No autopsy was performed after his death and the exact cause is still uncertain.

17. Jimi Hendrix, American Songwriter

Jimi Hendrix, American Songwriter

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Jimi Hendrix as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".

Hendrix poses here with his favorite instrument, "Black Betty," the day before he died. His real name was Johnny, and he played in bands with the Isley Brothers and Little Richard.

18. Anne Frank, German Writer

Anne Frank, German Writer

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Frank is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, and her wartime memoir "The Diary of a Young Girl" has been the basis for several plays and films.

A typhus epidemic spread through the concentration camp where she was prisoner, and is believed to have been the ultimate cause to her death.

Anne Frank stands with her sister Margot in early-to-mid 1942. This was taken before her family were discovered and arrested on August 4th, 1944.

19. Amelia Earhart, American Aviation Pioneer

Amelia Earhart, American Aviation Pioneer

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Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

This photo shows her before taking her final flight as she posed for photos in 1937. Her aircraft and remains were never recovered, but the most widely accepted theory states that she ran out of fuel before crashing into the ocean.

20. Keith Moon, British Drummer

Keith Moon, British Drummer

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The Who drummer, Keith Moon, was notorious for passing out onstage during several performances while on tour with the band.

Moon, died on September 7, 1978, having overdosed on a drug prescribed to combat his severe alcoholism.

21. Lucille Ball, American Actress

Lucille Ball, American Actress

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This photo of Lucille Ball was taken on the red carpet at the 61st Academy Awards, in March 1989.

The "I Love Lucy" star was an American actress, comedienne, model, film studio executive, and TV producer .

Her television studio, Desilu, produced many well-renowned television programs including "Mission Impossible" and "Star Trek".

22. Kurt Cobain, American Singer-Songwriter

Kurt Cobain, American Singer-Songwriter

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Like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain died at the age of 27. They collectively are known, along with other infamous celebrity tragedies, as The 27 Club.

He is best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the 90's Seattle grunge rock band Nirvana.

These pictures of Cobain were taken by Jesse Frohman in 1994. Soon after, Cobain committed suicide.

23. Princess Diana, Humanitarian, Princess of Wales

Princess Diana, Humanitarian, Princess of Wales

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Diana Spencer was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, and mother to the beloved Prince William, heir to the throne, and Prince Harry.

The telecast of her funeral drew over 32 million viewers.

Princess Diana is in the back seat here, looking back at the paparazzi. Seconds after this picture was taken, the Mercedes she was in crashed.

24. Richard Pryor, Comedian, Actor, Film Director

Richard Pryor, Comedian, Actor, Film Director

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Richard Pryor was known for his unflinching analysis of racism and contemporary issues, and liberal use of vulgarities, profanity, and racial epithets.

Here, Pryor poses with fellow comedian Eddie Griffin shortly before his death on December 10, 2005.

25. Ryan Dunn, American Reality Star, Stunt Man

Ryan Dunn, American Reality Star, Stunt Man

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An original member of MTV's extreme prank show Jackass and Viva La Bam crews, Ryan Dunn was an American stunt performer, reality television personality, comedian, actor, writer and musician.

Dunn was drinking with his friends in the hours that led up to the high speed crash that killed him and his passenger.

26. Steve Irwin, Wildlife Expert, Television Personality

Steve Irwin, Wildlife Expert, Television Personality

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Australian animal lover and television star Steve Irwin achieved worldwide fame from his TV series "The Crocodile Hunter", an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary show, co-hosted by his wife Terri.

Irwin poses here with marine biologist Chris Jones on his boat two days before his death in 2006.

27. Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple Computer, Tech Revolutionary

Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple Computer, Tech Revolutionary

Biographer Walter Isaacson described Steve Jobs as the "creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing."

Jobs is seen here days before succumbing to pancreatic cancer, after a fight that spanned several years.

28. Ronald Reagan, U.S. President, Governor, Actor

Ronald Reagan, U.S. President, Governor, Actor

Reagan is revered Republican politician, commentator, and actor, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

Seen here sharing a kiss with his wife Nancy, Reagan passed away after fighting Alzheimer's for nearly a decade.

Before becoming president, Ronald Reagan enjoyed a long run as Governor of California from 1967 to 1975. He is also well known for an illustrious career as an actor and union leader in Hollywood.

29. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Actor, Director

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Actor, Director

Best known for his unique blend of choices in supporting and character roles-- misanthropes, misfits and underdogs-- Philip Seymour Hoffman was an unsurpassed American actor, director, and producer of film and theater.

He had been sober for several years but is said to have accepted a glass of champagne at a wrap party that caused him to completely relapse. Hoffman died of a drug overdose at the age of 46.

30. James Gandolfini, Actor, Director

James Gandolfini, Actor, Director

James Gandolfini was known for his role as the emotional a Italian-American Mafia boss,Tony Soprano, in the HBO series "The Sopranos".

Gandolfini suffered a fatal heart attack while on vacation with his family in Rome.

He earned three Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his time on "The Sopranos".

31. Robin Williams, Comedian, Actor

Robin Williams, Comedian, Actor

After rising to fame as Mork in the sitcom "Mork & Mindy", Robin Williams went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting.

He portrayed countless beloved characters, such as Genie in Disney's "Aladdin" and Dr. Sean Maguire in "Good Will Hunting".

Robin Williams is pictured here at a party the day before taking his own life. His doctors believe that his suffering from the condition of "diffuse Lewy body dementia" was a critical factor in his suicide.

32. Joan Rivers, Comedian, Actress, Writer, Producer, Television Host

Joan Rivers, Comedian, Actress, Writer, Producer, Television Host

Joan Rivers is seen here the night before the she underwent a surgery whose complications would ultimately claim her life.

In 1986, she became the first woman to host a late night network television talk show, " The Late Show with Joan Rivers".

In addition to a legacy, along with her daughter Melissa, as a scathing red carpet fashion critic, Rivers was an accomplished comedian who released numerous comedy albums. She was nominated for a Grammy in 1984 her album "What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most"?

33. Cory Monteith, Actor, Musician

Cory Monteith, Actor, Musician

An audition tape of Cory Monteith singing "Can't Fight This Feeling" helped to land him the most significant role of his career, Finn Hudson on FOX's "Glee".

Cory Monteith's ominous silhouette proved to be a chilling foreshadow of what was to happen in the days to come.

Cast as love interests on "Glee" in 2009, he met his fiancee actress Lea Michele on set and the pair were together until his untimely death.

34. Brittany Murphy, Actress, Singer, Voice Artist

Brittany Murphy, Actress, Singer, Voice Artist

An Atlanta native, Brittany Murphy moved to Los Angeles as a teen to pursue a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was in Amy Heckerling's iconic 90s teen film, "Clueless, alongside Alicia Silverstone.

During her final red carpet appearance, Brittany Murphy is seen smiling and posing. She suffered from cardiac arrest mere weeks later.

35. Michael Jackson, Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Record Producer

Michael Jackson, Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Record Producer

Known affectionately as the "King of Pop", Michael Jackson's contributions to the music world, along with his widely-publicized personal life, kept him in the global spotlight as a prominent pop culture icon for over four decades.

Michael Jackson was rehearsing for his sold-out show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles two days before his sudden death.

36. Whitney Houston, Singer, Actress, Producer

Whitney Houston, Singer, Actress, Producer

In 2009, Guinness World Records cited Whitney Houston as the most awarded female act of all time,with an estimated 170-200 million records sold worldwide.

Whitney Houston is seen here leaving Tru Hollywood club, before her death in a nearby Hollywood hotel.

37. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of The United States

John F. Kennedy, 35th President of The United States

John F. Kennedy as his motorcade toured downtown through Dallas moments before his assassination

that altered the course of U.S. history.

To date, JFK has been the only Roman Catholic president, as well as the only president to have earned a Pulitzer Prize. He was also the youngest president elected to office at that time, at 43 years old.

38. Kim Jong Il, Supreme Leader of North Korea

Kim Jong Il, Supreme Leader of North Korea

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Il is pictured with his entourage, that included his son and successor Kim Jong Un, before he passed away in December of 2011.

In keeping with the tradition of establishing eternal posts for the members of the Kim dynasty, after Kim Jong Il's death, he was designated as the "Eternal General Secretary" of the WPK and the "Eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission" of North Korea.

39. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Leader, Activist, Minister

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Leader, Activist, Minister

Among his many important accomplishments, King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his legendary "I Have a Dream" speech and established his legacy as one of the greatest orators and humanitarians in American history.

Martin Luther King Jr. is pictured here during one of his final interviews before his tragic assassination.

40. Babe Ruth, Baseball Player

Babe Ruth, Baseball Player

Babe Ruth's impressive Major League career spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. He began his MLB career as a left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but is best known as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees.

"The Bambino", "The Sultan of Swat", Babe Ruth, during his legendary final appearance at Yankee Stadium is captured here.

41. The Space Shuttle Challenger Crew, American Astronauts

The Space Shuttle Challenger Crew, American Astronauts

Moments before the accident that lead to the deaths of its seven passengers, which included five NASA astronauts and two Payload Specialists, The Space Shuttle Challenger crew is seen here on their way to the launch pad.

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when the NASA Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight.

42. John Candy, Actor, Comedian

John Candy, Actor, Comedian

John Candy on the set of his final film, "Wagons East!", which was never finished.

While filming a Western parody, John Candy died of a heart attack in Durango, Mexico, on in 1994, at 43 years old. His final two films, "Wagons East! and "Canadian Bacon", were dedicated to his memory.

43. The Beatles, British Rock Band

The Beatles, British Rock Band

The Beatles were formed in Liverpool in 1960, by John Lennon, Paul McCartney,George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They are widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era.

This is the last photo taken of all four of The Beatles together. As the years wore on, Lennon was shot in 1980, and Harrison eventually died of lung cancer, in 2001.

44. Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR Driver

Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR Driver

Moments before Dale Earnhardt's final NASCAR race, where he crashed his stock car into a wall during competition. The wreck was fatal.

Earnhardt won a total of 76 Winston Cup races throughout his career, including one Daytona 500 victory in 1998.

Considered one of the best NASCAR drivers of all time, Earnhardt's aggressive driving style earned him the nickname "The Intimidator".

45. Aaliyah, Singer, Dancer, Actress, Model

Aaliyah, Singer, Dancer, Actress, Model

At the age of 10, Aaliyah appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. Just two years later she signed with Jive Records. In 1996, her album One in a Million sold 3.7 million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide.

Boarding a boat that would take her and her entourage to the airport where they would board a plane that would tragically crash, Aaliyah is seen here moments before her sudden, tragic death.

46. Chris McCandless, American Adventurer

Chris McCandless, American Adventurer

This is Chris McCandless' last self portrait before dying of starvation in the Alaskan wilderness. The book and eventual movie "Into the Wild" shared his life and journey.

Hoping to live simply and in solitude, McCandless ventured into the Alaskan wilderness in April 1992 with little food and equipment. But his starved remains were found less than five months later, weighing in at only 66 pounds.

47. Andy Kaufman, Comedian, Actor, Performance Artist

Andy Kaufman, Comedian, Actor, Performance Artist

Entertainer Andy Kaufman unfortunately died soon after this photo, due to an extremely rare type of lung cancer.

Though often referred to as a comedian, Kaufman did not consider himself one, and instead thought of himself as a "song-and-dance man." Complicated pranks and elaborate ruses were the signature elements of his career.

48. Inejiro Asanuma, Japanese Politician, Leader of the Japan Socialist Party

Inejiro Asanuma, Japanese Politician, Leader of the Japan Socialist Party

Inejiro Asanuma was a Japanese politician, and leader of the Japan Socialist Party. A noted public speaker, Asanuma was unusual in postwar Japan for his forceful advocacy of socialism. His support of the Chinese Communist Party was particularly controversial.

Inejiro Asanuma was killed on October 12, in 1960, by Otoya Yamaguchi, assassinated while speaking in a televised political debate in Tokyo. The violent attack was broadcast in graphic detail on national television, causing viewers' widespread shock and outrage

49. Robert F. Kennedy, Politician, U.S. Presidential Candidate

Robert F. Kennedy, Politician, U.S. Presidential Candidate

Bobby Kennedy is known as an icon of modern American liberalism and member of the Democratic Party, and was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 1968 election, before his assassination.

Robert F. Kennedy was captured here directly after being fatally shot in the head. Remarkably, his last words were "Is everyone alright?"

50. Mark Twain, Author, Humorist

Mark Twain, Author, Humorist

"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and its sequel, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" were written by Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name: Mark Twain.

Twain's last words written on a note by his death bed 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."

51. Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. She died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. She died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke.

52. Lee Harvey Oswald: killed on Nov. 24, 1963 by Jack Ruby. Lee Harvey Oswald was, according to five government investigations, the sniper who assassinated John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.

Lee Harvey Oswald: killed on Nov. 24, 1963 by Jack Ruby. Lee Harvey Oswald was, according to five government investigations, the sniper who assassinated John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.

53. The last photograph of Mahatma Gandhi before his assassination.

The last photograph of Mahatma Gandhi before his assassination.

54. George Harrison of The Beatles.

George Harrison of The Beatles.

55. The last photograph of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) before dying three months into his fourth term.

The last photograph of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) before dying three months into his fourth term.

56. This is the last known photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger Crew boarding the space shuttle. Tragedy would strike 73 seconds into launch as the shuttle's O-ring on it's right booster failed leading to the separation of the Solid Rocket Booster. Extreme aerodynamic forces then broke up the orbiter. The crew compartment survived the break but the impact with the ocean surface was too violent to be survivable.

This is the last known photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger Crew boarding the space shuttle. Tragedy would strike 73 seconds into launch as the shuttle's O-ring on it's right booster failed leading to the separation of the Solid Rocket Booster. Extreme aerodynamic forces then broke up the orbiter. The crew compartment survived the break but the impact with the ocean surface was too violent to be survivable.

57. The last known photo of Tiny Tim was taken minutes before he would collapse and die just after his last performance.

The last known photo of Tiny Tim was taken minutes before he would collapse and die just after his last performance.

58. The Ultimate Warrior born James Brian Hellwig (legally just Warrior) died of an apparent heart attack while walking outside his hotel in Arizona.

The Ultimate Warrior born James Brian Hellwig (legally just Warrior) died of an apparent heart attack while walking outside his hotel in Arizona.

59. Jennie Rivera's last known photo was taken of her on a plane shortly before take off and posted to Instagram by Yebale with the description "We getting Back To Mexico City, Jenni Rivera, Arturo, Gigi and Me. Los Amooo!" The plane with a history of fuel system problems would crash 10 minutes after take off killing everone.

Jennie Rivera's last known photo was taken of her on a plane shortly before take off and posted to Instagram by Yebale with the description "We getting Back To Mexico City, Jenni Rivera, Arturo, Gigi and Me. Los Amooo!" The plane with a history of fuel system problems would crash 10 minutes after take off killing everone.

60. The last known photo of the RMS Titanic is of the ship leaving Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland on April 12th, 1912 where it had stopped before heading westwards towards New York. Three days after this photo was taken 1,514 people would be dead and the Titanic would be on the bottom of the North Atlantic after colliding with an Iceberg in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.

The last known photo of the RMS Titanic is of the ship leaving Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland on April 12th, 1912 where it had stopped before heading westwards towards New York. Three days after this photo was taken 1,514 people would be dead and the Titanic would be on the bottom of the North Atlantic after colliding with an Iceberg in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.

61. Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian guru and yogi who introduced Kriya Yoga and the power of meditation to many in the western world through his book Autobiography of a Yogi. He died while giving a famous speech at a dinner in Los Angeles.

Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian guru and yogi who introduced Kriya Yoga and the power of meditation to many in the western world through his book Autobiography of a Yogi. He died while giving a famous speech at a dinner in Los Angeles.

62. The last known photo of Cliff Burton was taken backstage at the Solnahallen arena in Sweden the night of September 26th, 1986. Metallica was headlining a show in front of 2,700 fans supporting their Master of Puppets album.

The last known photo of Cliff Burton was taken backstage at the Solnahallen arena in Sweden the night of September 26th, 1986. Metallica was headlining a show in front of 2,700 fans supporting their <em>Master of Puppets </em>album.

63. George Lincoln Rockwell was the founder of the American Nazi Party. Rockwell was a major figure in the neo-Nazi movement in the United States, and his beliefs and writings have continued to be influential among white nationalists and neo-Nazis. This photo was taken after he was shot dead by John Patler.

George Lincoln Rockwell was the founder of the American Nazi Party. Rockwell was a major figure in the neo-Nazi movement in the United States, and his beliefs and writings have continued to be influential among white nationalists and neo-Nazis. This photo was taken after he was shot dead by John Patler.

64. In the last known photo of Benazir Bhutto the Pakistani politician can be seen standing in the sunroof of her bullet proof vehicle waving at the crowd. Seconds after this photo was taken a gunman fired shots at her and a bomb detonated next to the vehicle killing approximately 20 people. Bhutto was critically wounded and rushed to the hospital where she died in surgery a few hours later.

In the last known photo of Benazir Bhutto the Pakistani politician can be seen standing in the sunroof of her bullet proof vehicle waving at the crowd. Seconds after this photo was taken a gunman fired shots at her and a bomb detonated next to the vehicle killing approximately 20 people. Bhutto was critically wounded and rushed to the hospital where she died in surgery a few hours later.

65. Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy rushed to hospital with severe chest pains.

Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy rushed to hospital with severe chest pains.

66. Vladimir Lenin's last known photo. He had three strokes at this point and was completely mute, 1923.

Vladimir Lenin's last known photo. He had three strokes at this point and was completely mute, 1923.<em></em>

67. The last known picture of River Phoenix.

The last known picture of River Phoenix.

68. This is the last photo of Candy Darling alive, with her mother Theresa in Cabrini Hospital.

This is the last photo of Candy Darling alive, with her mother Theresa in Cabrini Hospital.

69. The last photo Mitch Lucker ever took with his daughter.

The last photo Mitch Lucker ever took with his daughter.

70. Nicolae Ceausescu & wife: killed Dec. 25, 1989 by soldiers after being overthrown. Nicolae Ceau?escu was a Romanian Communist politician. He was General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989, and as such was the country's last Communist leader. He was also the country's head of state from 1967 to 1989.

Nicolae Ceausescu &amp; wife: killed Dec. 25, 1989 by soldiers after being overthrown. Nicolae Ceau?escu was a Romanian Communist politician. He was General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989, and as such was the country's last Communist leader. He was also the country's head of state from 1967 to 1989.

71. Park Chung-Hee: killed Oct 25, 1979 by Kim Jae-kyu. Park Chung-hee, president of South Korea, was assassinated on Friday, October 26, 1979 at 7:41pm during a dinner at a Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) safehouse inside the Blue House presidential compound, Gungjeong-dong, Seoul by Kim Jae-kyu, who was the director of KCIA was the president's security chief. Park was shot in the chest and head, and died almost immediately. Four bodyguards and a presidential chauffeur were also killed.

Park Chung-Hee: killed Oct 25, 1979 by Kim Jae-kyu. Park Chung-hee, president of South Korea, was assassinated on Friday, October 26, 1979 at 7:41pm during a dinner at a Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) safehouse inside the Blue House presidential compound, Gungjeong-dong, Seoul by Kim Jae-kyu, who was the director of KCIA was the president's security chief. Park was shot in the chest and head, and died almost immediately. Four bodyguards and a presidential chauffeur were also killed.

72. The last known photo ever taken of Marc Bolan, September 13, 1977, a mere three days before his tragic death.

The last known photo ever taken of Marc Bolan, September 13, 1977, a mere three days before his tragic death.

73. Last known photo of Lennon and McCartney together in 1974, before Lennon's assassination.

Last known photo of Lennon and McCartney together in 1974, before Lennon's assassination.

Those pictures were very haunting, but not quite as much as these last tweets by famous celebrities:

74. Many famous people have often left poignant and important messages on social media just before their deaths. "A life is like a garden," the veteran actor Leonard Nimoy tweeted on Feb. 22, 2015, five days before he died. "Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."

Many famous people have often left poignant and important messages on social media just before their deaths. "A life is like a garden," the veteran actor Leonard Nimoy <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealNimoy/status/569762773204217857" target="_blank">tweeted</a> on Feb. 22, 2015, five days before he died. "Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."

75. On Feb. 13, 2013, the day before Reeva Steenkamp was shot to death by her boyfriend, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, the model tweeted: "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay"

On Feb. 13, 2013, the day before Reeva Steenkamp was shot to death by her boyfriend, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, the model <a href="https://twitter.com/reevasteenkamp/status/301656335106310144" target="_blank">tweeted</a>: "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay"

76. Before he took his own life in August 2014, Robin Williams tweeted and Instagrammed a final message for his daughter: "Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today, but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!"

Before he took his own life in August 2014, Robin Williams <a href="https://twitter.com/robinwilliams/status/494989879340584960" target="_blank">tweeted</a> and Instagrammed a final message for his daughter: "Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today, but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!"

77. Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein. Rap pioneer Grandmaster Flash provided the source quote for the famous DJ's last tweet on Aug. 25, 2009: "New York, New York. Big city of dreams, but everything in New York ain't always what it seems."

Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein. Rap pioneer Grandmaster Flash provided the source quote for the famous DJ's last <a href="https://twitter.com/DJ_AM/status/3543399699" target="_blank">tweet</a> on Aug. 25, 2009: "New York, New York. Big city of dreams, but everything in New York ain't always what it seems."

78. "What the crap is a sharknado?" "Glee" star Cory Monteith cracked on July 12, 2013. "Oh. IT'S A SHARK TORNADO."The actor died the next day of a drug overdose.

"What the crap is a sharknado?" "Glee" star Cory Monteith <a href="https://twitter.com/CoryMonteith/status/355784665191301120" target="_blank">cracked</a> on July 12, 2013. "Oh. IT'S A SHARK TORNADO."The actor died the next day of a drug overdose.

79. Dennis Hopper was a veteran actor, but the 74-year-old's final tweet showed that fame hadn't jaded him. "In Japan there's a 20-foot picture of me endorsing one of my favorite hotels," he Tweeted on May 4, 2009. "Seeing it is surreal. PS.: Stay there, put food on my table!"

Dennis Hopper was a veteran actor, but the 74-year-old's final <a href="https://twitter.com/DennisHopper/status/1696811791" target="_blank">tweet</a> showed that fame hadn't jaded him. "In Japan there's a 20-foot picture of me endorsing one of my favorite hotels," he Tweeted on May 4, 2009. "Seeing it is surreal. PS.: Stay there, put food on my table!"

80. "Listen to yourself," poet Maya Angelou urged on May 23, 2014, "and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God." The 86-year-old literary giant died five days later.

"Listen to yourself," poet Maya Angelou <a href="https://twitter.com/DrMayaAngelou/status/469911477500272642" target="_blank">urged</a> on May 23, 2014, "and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God." The 86-year-old literary giant died five days later.

81. Late rapper, Heavy D, kept things simple in his final tweet, posted hours before his death on Nov. 8, 2011: "BE INSPIRED!"

Late rapper, Heavy D, kept things simple in his final <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heavy-ds-last-tweet-be-inspired/" target="_blank">tweet</a>, posted hours before his death on Nov. 8, 2011: "BE INSPIRED!"

82. Two nights before her death on July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse tweeted cryptically: "Oinka oinka oinka why you awake."

Two nights before her death on July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse <a href="https://twitter.com/amyjademermaid/status/94234059206688769" target="_blank">tweeted</a> cryptically: "Oinka oinka oinka why you awake."

83. "Things have been hectic," country singer Mindy McCready Tweeted to a follower, "But I'm still here." The tweet was posted on Jan. 2019, 2012, about a month before she took her own life.

"Things have been hectic," country singer Mindy McCready Tweeted to a follower, "But I'm still here." The <a href="https://twitter.com/mindymccready/status/159944636180344832" target="_blank">tweet</a> was posted on Jan. 2019, 2012, about a month before she took her own life.

84. "The boys are back," the Fast and Furious franchise star, Paul Walker, tweeted on November 29, 2013. "Will you be ready?" A car accident claimed his life the next day.

"The boys are back," the Fast and Furious franchise star, Paul Walker, <a href="https://twitter.com/realpaulwalker/status/406599568076189696" target="_blank">tweeted</a> on November 29, 2013. "Will you be ready?" A car accident claimed his life the next day.

85. Beloved film critic Roger Ebert left a simple, elegantly worded link to a blog post on April 2, 2013, entitled: "My Leave of Presence: An update." He died at age 70 two days later.

Beloved film critic Roger Ebert left a simple, elegantly worded <a href="https://twitter.com/ebertchicago/status/319316948045422593" target="_blank">link</a> to a blog post on April 2, 2013, entitled: "My Leave of Presence: An update." He died at age 70 two days later.

One day, each of us will exit this mortal coil. We may not know when or where that will happen, but that won't stop it from happening. Take a moment to appreciate the life you're living. Hopefully, these celebrities took a chance to do the same before passing away. Click below to share this reminder to appreciate your own life.