Famous people have always had followers that loved and admired them. But like any other normal person, death can come knocking at anytime. That's the more reason they say, "life is short, and death is certain".
Sadly, curiosity also gets the best of us when a celebrity passes away. We are then eager to know the cause behind it all.
Before dying, some of the very last known photos of some popular people, were taken. These photos were taken of them, either by them knowing or not; due to the fact that paparazzi's are often everywhere also.
In all this, it give us ways to remember a person, but often a times it could bring sadness and pity.
Therefore, here are some memorable photos taken of famous people just before they passed away.
Patrick Swayze (1952-2009)
Patrick Swayze who's picture is above, clearly showed his physical and accurate state just before he died. He began his career as a dancer and before long, he landed with the lead role in Dirty Dancing.
Many grieved upon hearing that he had died due to pancreatic cancer. As shocking as it wsy, Swayze the once good-looking, and gorgeous man "deteriorated into a shrivelled and weak pitiful being".
Swayze actually discovered his cancer late. It was just one year before his death that he discovered he had stage IV pancreatic cancer.
Reasons for it not diagnosed earlier enough, still remains a mystery.
Whitney Houston (1963-2012)
Whitney Houston was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, as the most awarded female artist of all time, who as well was known to be one of the best selling music artists worldwide.
Tragically, her life ended when she was found dead and unconscious under the water in her bathtub. Prior before then, Houston had been battling and struggling with drugs and alcohol, and she looked "erratic and disheveled a few days before her death", as the first picture above shows.
Autopsy showed that it was an accidental drowning which was triggered by heart disease and the use of cocaine.
Houston may have led a glamorous life publicly, but she was a heartbroken and lonely woman whom only few knew about.
As much as it hurts that the "music diva" is no longer physically with us, she lives on through her music.
Robin Williams (1951-2014)
Robin Williams was an accomplished actor and comedian of this age. He took comedy to a whole new level and made millions laugh, but ironically "he was not laughing along inside". The picture above shows the very last photo he took a day or two before he died.
With a made up mind, on August 11th 2014, Robin Williams committed suicide in his California home. Before then he was last seen mingling with guests at a party in his home the night before. Pictures of the events are shown below.
His was said to have been struggling with "Lewy body dementia, a little known brain disease", which inflicts one with memory loss, delusions, and hallucinations.
He truly will be missed forever.
Paul Walker (1973-2013)
Paul Walker will always be remembered for his exceptional and awesome role in the Fast and the Furious franchise. However, he gained recognition in the 80s when he was much younger, acting the soap opera; "Young and the Restless".
He worked his way up to stardom, by starring in the hit franchise, "The Fast and the Furious". And the last picture taken of him is this very one above.
On November 30, 2013, Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas decided to attend the "Walker’s charity, Reach Out Worldwide, for victims of typhoon Haiyan". Sadly on their way, when Rodas was driving his Porsche Carrera GT, "he crashed into a concrete lamp post and two trees" and the car went into flames.
Both of them instantly "died from multiple trauma and burns, their bodies were burned beyond recognition". It was a tremendous loss of a talented actor, and whom the world was just getting to know and love.
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