17 New & Shocking Last Photos Emerge of Famous People Before Death

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
James Dean
James Dean
Robin Williams
Robin Williams
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
Robert F. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
Chris Farley
Chris Farley
Hitler
Hitler
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
Challenger Shuttle Crew
Challenger Shuttle Crew
River Phoenix
River Phoenix
Anne Frank
Anne Frank
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobbi Kristina Brown

The following famous people died most unexpectedly. These¬†last photos of celebrities before death are touching, others sad, some mysterious. We want to hear from you so feel free to post¬†any last photos of celebrities that you don’t see here. At the end of this article, you’ll also find a link to more last photos of celebrities as well.

Whitney Houston
This is the last known photo of Whitney Houston, taken two days before she was found drowned in her bathtub at home after drinking and taking cocaine.

James Gandolfini
The beloved Sopranos star died from a heart attack at aged 51 while on vacation in Rome, Italy. He’s pictured here enjoying his vacation shortly before he passed away.

James Dean
Dean is pictured here on his final road trip in his 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, the car in which he crashed and died.

Robin Williams
This is the last known photo of legendary comedian Robin Williams, taken at an exhibition he attended a few days before he hanged himself. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and had suffered depression on and off for many years.

Jimi Hendrix
This is the last known photo of Jimi Hendrix. It was taken by his girlfriend just hours before he died from choking on his own vomit after an evening of drinking.

Richard Pryor
This photo shows the legendary comedian shortly before his death in 2005, pictured with comedian Eddie Griffin. Pryor had suffered from multiple sclerosis and heart disease since the 1980s. His wife Jennifer said that “at the end, there was a smile on his face.”

Robert F. Kennedy
Senator Robert F. Kennedy is pictured here after he was fatally shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian. He was assassinated just five years after his brother, President John F. Kennedy.

Jim Morrison
This photo of Jim Morrison and his girlfriend was taken during a vacation in France. Just four days later, Morrison was found dead in his Paris hotel room from a combined overdose of alcohol and heroine.

Chris Farley
This is the last known photo of Saturday Night Live comedian Chris Farley, who died from a heroin overdose in 1997 at the young age of 33. In the photo he appears to be passed out. Farley was introduced on SNL to great acclaim in 1990.

Hitler
This is the last known picture of Hitler, taken around two days before he committed suicide by taking cyanide capsule and simultaneously shooting himself in the head. He is standing outside his Berlin bunker, looking out at the devastation caused by Allied bombings in the final days of World War II.

Heath Ledger
Ledger is pictured here on the set of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, just days before he died in his New York apartment from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

Leonard Nimoy
Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy – the original Mr. Spock – is pictured here being wheeled into hospital while suffering from severe chest pains. He died at his home a week later of complications from chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, a condition he blamed on his earlier smoking habit.

The Challenger Shuttle Crew
This is the last image of the Challenger crew alive, before their tragic deaths when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds into its flight. The crew consisted of 7 astronauts and schoolteacher Sharon Christa McAuliffe. Her death was especially shocking because she had become a beloved public figure after she won a place on the shuttle to explain space travel to American schoolchildren.

River Phoenix
This is the last known photo of River Phoenix. The iconic young actor died from overdosing on cocaine and morphine outside a Hollywood nightclub in 1993, at the young age of 23.

Anne Frank
This is the last known photo of Anne Frank, taken in 1942 while she and her family were living in hiding from the Nazis. They were captured in 1944 and sent to Auschwitz, and Anne died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp just a few weeks before it was liberated by the British.

Joan Rivers
Comedian Joan Rivers is pictured here the evening before her death. The next day, she went into cardiac arrest and died during minor throat surgery.

Bobbi Kristina Brown
This collage is made up of the last photos she posted on her instagram page before she drowned in a bathtub much like her mother Whitney Houston.

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