Eerie last social media posts of celebs who died

Thanks to social media, we can forever memorialize the last words and pictures of celebrities who left us too soon. As in Robin Williams’ case, his last post was a touching tribute to his daughter on her birthday. For Anton Yelchin, it was a selfie documenting his passion for photography. For former Nickelodeon star Cameron Boyce, he posted a professional black and white profile shot that would be the last image of the young actor.

However, some celebrities’ final posts were too uncanny to ignore in the wake of their deaths. Whether it was the circumstances surrounding their deaths that gave their final words that much more meaning or tragic irony, or whether it was a seemingly prescient understanding that the end was near, these last words of the celebrities below will likely haunt us forever.

You might want to grab a tissue or two as we examine the eerie social media posts that went up hours before these celebrities died.

Nipsey Hussle's last social media post was eerily prophetic

Rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle’s last social media posts proved to be sadly prophetic. “Having strong enemies is a blessing,” he tweeted on March 31, 2019. A few hours later, Hussle was shot multiple times outside his South Los Angeles store Marathon Clothing. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at the age of 33.

Although he was an alleged gang member and ultimately a victim of gang violence, Hussle, whose birth name is Ermias Davidson Asghedom, was scheduled to speak with Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff on ways to stop gang violence. “Ermias Asghedom, known to us as the hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle, was a father, businessman, entertainer, and inspiration to many,” Mark Ridley-Thomas, a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, said in a statement (via CNN). “Our communities have lost too many young men and bright futures to the scourge of gun violence. For healing to occur, even from this terrible incident, justice must be sought through legal means, and community peace must be found.” 

Paul Walker's last tweet promoted the movie he never got to finish

“The boys are back. Will you be ready? – #TeamPW #FastFridays,” actor Paul Walker tweeted on Nov. 29, 2013, accompanied by a photo of himself, Vin Diesel, and Tyrese Gibson. The film he was promoting in the post, Fast 7, he never got to finish. The next day he died in a horrific car crash in Santa Clarita, California while attending a toy drive for his charity, Reach Out WorldWide (via CNN).

After his death, the production of Furious 7 was delayed. “At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on ‘Fast & Furious 7’ for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise,” Universal Pictures said in a statement. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Walker’s brothers were used as stand-ins for the actor with his face digitally superimposed in order to finish his scenes.

Reactions to his death filled social media, including a tweet by Mario Lopez that summed up what we were all thinking: “RIP Paul Walker… Eerie that the star of The Fast & The Furious died in a car accident.. God Bless his daughter.”

Maya Angelou left us with wisdom

Leave it to the award-winning poet, activist, and author Maya Angelou to bless us with beautiful words in her last social media post. “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God,” she tweeted only five days before she passed away from natural causes at 86 on May 28, 2014.

One of the most important and influential writers in American history, the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient’s death left a nation in mourning. “When her friend Nelson Mandela passed away last year, Maya Angelou wrote that ‘No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again, and bring the dawn,'” then-President Barack Obama said in a statement. “Today, Michelle and I join millions around the world in remembering one of the brightest lights of our time — a brilliant writer, a fierce friend, and a truly phenomenal woman.” He continued: “A childhood of suffering and abuse actually drove her to stop speaking — but the voice she found helped generations of Americans find their rainbow amidst the clouds, and inspired the rest of us to be our best selves.” 

Dolores O'Riordan reached her final destination

Before her trip from New York City to London (with a stop in Ireland), The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s final social media post was a farewell to her cat. “Bye bye Gio. We’re off to Ireland,” she tweeted, accompanied by a picture of her and Gio. 

Less than two weeks later, O’Riordan was found dead in a London hotel bathtub after accidentally drowning caused by alcohol intoxication (via BBC News). She never made it back to Gio and her last tweet served to be prophetic — she was laid to rest in her hometown of Limerick, Ireland (via The Irish Times).

“We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today. Noel, Mike and Fergal,” The Cranberries tweeted from the band’s official account.

Reeva Steenkamp's day of love turned into a tragedy

South African model Reeva Steenkamp’s last social media post is definitely heartbreaking. On Feb. 13, 2013, she tweeted, “What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay.” The next day, on Valentine’s Day, she was shot four times through the bathroom door by her boyfriend, former Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who claimed he mistook her for an intruder. He was eventually sentenced to 13 years and five months in prison.

Steenkamp was a model, a law graduate, and burgeoning TV star, who left behind a grieving family and inner circle. “She was the sweetest human being and an absolute angel on earth,” her publicist Sarit Tomlinson said (via Independent). “It’s a huge loss. She was a talented and beautiful girl.” She added, “They had been together for a couple of months and it had been an absolutely healthy relationship.” A day of love turned into a day of unspeakable tragedy.

Scott Hutchison tweeted his goodbye

“Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones,” Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson tweeted on May 8, 2018. His last tweet, posted 19 minutes later, read: “I’m away now. Thanks.” The next morning, his bandmates tweeted their worry over this disappearance, and to ask anyone with any information to contact the Scotland Police.

The next day, authorities confirmed that a body found in Port Edgar was Hutchinson’s and ruled a suicide (via BBC). “He was passionate, articulate, and charismatic, as well as being one of the funniest and kindest people we knew. Friends and family would all agree that he had a brilliant sense of humor and was a great person to be around,” his family said in a statement, adding that Hutchinson suffered from depression. “Scott battled bravely with his own issues for many years and we are immensely proud of him for being so open with his struggles.”

His bandmates said in a statement: “There are no words to describe the overwhelming sadness and pain that comes with the death of our beloved Scott, but to know he is no longer suffering brings us some comfort. He will be missed by all of us and his absence will always be felt but he leaves a legacy of hope, kindness, and color that will forever be remembered and shared.”

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

Siya Kakkar last social media post served as a warning

Siya Kakkar, a 17-year old TikTok star from New Dehli, reportedly committed suicide on June 25, 2020, after receiving death threats online, Yahoo News! reported. Her last video on the app had the caption, “there was no lack of desire, no want of people”.

“Siya died by suicide at her residence in New Delhi at around 9 pm on June 25. She lived with her family. Her family is in shock and has requested privacy. No suicide note has been recovered,” the Delhi Police told India Today Television (via India Today). Authorities also “seized” her phone to check her call records.

Her manager, Arjun Sarin, told the publication that Kakkar’s TikTok career was going extremely “well,” and that he had spoken to her the night before her death about “a new project.” He added, “My company Fame Experts and me manage lots of artists and Siya was a bright talent.”

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

Leonard Nimoy left us his iconic catchphrase one final time

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his iconic role of Spock in Star Trek, died on Feb. 27, 2015, of “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” his wife confirmed to The New York Times. He was 83. Four days before his death, Nimoy beamed down his last message. “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP,” he tweeted on Feb. 23, 2015, with “LLAP” being a reference to Spock’s most popular catchphrase — live long and prosper. 

The cultural impact of Nimoy’s portrayal of Spock earned him legions of fans and the label of an icon. “Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy,” then-President Barack Obama said in a statement. “Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared, and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future. I loved Spock.” Obama then recalled meeting Nimoy in 2007 where “it was only logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute, the universal sign for ‘Live long and prosper.'” 

Nicole Thea's hopes were shattered

Nicole Thea, a London-based YouTube star who chronicled her pregnancy, died at age 24 along with her unborn child after she reportedly suffered “a suspected massive heart attack,” the Daily Mail reports. Her last Twitter post was to happily announce that her unborn son, Reign, was due shortly. “Little man is coming soon @globalboga #8monthsPregnant,” she tweeted, tagging Reign’s father, UK-based rapper Global Boga. The last video she posted video on YouTube before her death was to document the process of getting a belly cast, however more videos featuring Thea have been published on the channel since then. 

“To all Nicole’s friends and supporters, it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning,” her family wrote on Instagram. “Also Nicole pre-schedule a few YouTube videos and Boga has made the decision to allow them to be aired. As a family, we ask that you give us privacy because our hearts are truly broken and we are struggling to cope with what has happened. Thank you her mum RIP My beautiful baby girl Nicnac and my grandson Reign, I will miss you for the rest of my life until we meet again in eternal heaven. Xxx

Naya Rivera's last tweet proved to be heartbreaking

“Just the two of us,” former Glee star Naya Rivera tweeted on July 7, 2020, with a photo of herself and her four-year-old son, Josey, snuggling at Lake Piru in California. A day later, she was reported missing after Josey was found alone in their rented boat. Tragically, Rivera’s body was discovered five days later. She was 33.

Investigators believe Rivera died saving her son after the boat drifted away while the pair were swimming. “Her son described being helped into the boat by Naya, who boosted him onto the deck from behind,” Ayub said (via USA Today). “(Her son) told investigators that he looked back and saw her disappear under the surface of the water.” Adding, that Rivera “mustered enough energy to get her son back on the boat but not enough to save herself.”

Ryan Dorsey, Rivera’s ex-husband and Josey’s father, wrote a heartbreaking post on Instagram. “This is so unfair…there’s not enough words to express the hole left in everyone’s hearts. I can’t believe this is life now. I don’t know if I’ll ever believe it. You were just here,” he captioned a photo of Rivera and their son, who Dorsey promised her would “never forget where he came from.”

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