Celebrities’ Last Tweets Before Dying

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A century or so ago, newspaper reports about the passing of famous people sometimes recorded their last words. The fascination continued into the photographic era with famous last photos. In the digital era, it’s last tweets and Facebook posts. Here are some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and their last Tweets on Twitter. Some knew the end was near, while others had no clue. Either way, they’re poignant and, in some cases, eerily prophetic…

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Joan Rivers

A master of self promotion, in September 2014, Joan Rivers tweeted out “In case you missed last night’s special Fashion Police episode, here are some highlights” with a link to a video. The comedy legend was basically killed the next morning by inept doctors who allegedly failed to monitor her vital signs during a “routine” medical procedure. What a “Piece Of Work”…
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Elizabeth Taylor

The night before her passing in March, 2011, the Hollywood icon tweeted “My interview in Bazaar with Kim Kardashian just came out!!!” Talk about passing the baton…
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Peaches Geldof

The Wild Child daughter of Bob Geldof tweeted “Me and my Mum” the night before she was found dead of an overdose. Her mother died of the same cause years earlier, clouding Peaches’ death in mystery. Was it an accident? Or suicide? We’ll never know…
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Roger Ebert

Incredibly, the iconic film critic knew the story was coming to a close the night before he died in April 2013, and tweeted: “My leave of presence. An update” with a link to his own memorial webpage. A true newsman to the end…
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Cory Monteith

Glee’s first superstar, Cory Monteith struggled with drugs before cleaning up and straightening out. It all went wrong in 2013 when he relapsed and died from an accidental overdose. But not before getting in a little TV time, tweeting, “Oh. It’s a shark tornado.” Hopefully, he had a laugh or two…
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Adam Goldstein (AKA DJ AM)

In 2008, DJ AM was riding high but was nearly killed in a plane crash. Sadly, it was downhill from there. A year later, he tweeted out his thoughts before being found dead of a drug overdose in his NYC apartment: “New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems.” Stay Fly dJam…
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Reeva Steenkamp

In 2013, the South African Supermodel was dating Olympic champion runner Oscar Pistorius and tweeted this out the day before Valentine’s Day: “What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow?” Pistorius had a handgun and shot Steenkamp to death, claiming he thought she was an intruder. He was convicted of manslaughter a year later.
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Mindy McCready

In 2013, the Country Western star had hit a low point in her career and was said to be extremely depressed. “Things have been hectic. But I’m still here” she tweeted to a concerned friend. Not long after, she went out on her front porch and committed suicide with a shotgun.
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Ervin McKinness (AKA Inkyy)

The aspiring rapper was drunk driving in Ontario and killed himself and four others right after tweeting “Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #F**kIt YOLO.” Speaking of which…
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Paul Walker

Just before burning to death in a Porsche after power-braking away from a charity event and crashing into a tree, The Fast and Furious star tweeted, “The boys are back! Will you be ready?” Apparently, he wasn’t…
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Leonard Nimoy

The night before his passing in February, the Star Trek legend tweeted “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory, LLAP.” Indeed, Mr Spock. Fascinating…
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Maya Angelou

The night before she died in May 2014, Maya Angelou tweeted out a message which was just about what you’d expect from a world famous and gifted literary figure, always aware of her profound influence and stature, writing: “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.” In every sense, pure poetic justice.
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