Photos Taken of People Right Before a Tragedy


We all know whenever any incident occurs, especially a tragic one, there is immense media frenzy surrounding the event. Photographs are a crucial part of the process. Those clips and clicks that we usually see in the news or are widely circulated on the web don’t necessarily reflect the true picture. We never get an insight into what transpired in that event or the background that led to it occurring. Generally, the moments that led to that tragedy or mishap captured by the lens prevent us from understanding the all-important details we must know to get the complete picture. They show us what could cause tragedies to occur.

Such as if we get to know that a celebrity died in a car accident, that’s not something out of the ordinary. But, when we get the background information that the incident occurred because the individual was driving under the influence, we will always remain careful when driving. Such information can offer lifelong lessons to many of us, which makes getting the background information so essential to all. Our innate curiosity is another reason why we want to know more about a famous event. We are always curious to know more about what caused someone to die or get injured with tragedies. That’s the idea behind capturing the photos of an incident. These make the event more impactful. So are you ready to check out some of the celebrity photos taken right before a tragedy occurred? Let’s get rolling.


Bob Saget

This was the last known photo taken of Bob Saget before he died on January 9, 2022.This photo was taken with a fan at the Ritz Carlton, Grand Lakes just south of Orlando, Florida where Bob Saget was staying on the same night that he reportedly hit his head in his hotel room and ultimately died in his sleep. A month later the autopsy report revealed that he died from blunt head trauma as a result of a fall. Bob Saget was 65 years old.

His family filed and was granted a permanent injunction on the investigation reports and any material relating to his autopsy. Bob Saget at the time of his death was COVID-19 positive. He was in Florida on his tour performing his stand-up comedy act. With his death, he left behind three children and his second wife, Kelly Rizzo whom he married in 2018.


John Lennon

If you go at face value, this photograph may not appear extraordinary to you. But when you learn about the backstory, it will make it to your list of the all-time unforgettable photographs. This picture was taken only four hours before a tragedy struck Lennon. The former The Beatles member can be seen signing autographs and is surrounded by has fans right outside his apartment in New York’s plushest locality, Manhattan. This particular building called The Dakota was one of the most exclusive residential units in the area back in the 80s. On December 8,1980, John Lennon is seen signing the album for Chapman. After signing, John asked Chapman, “Is this all you want?” He nodded with a smile. Little did John know at that time that this wasn’t what Chapman wanted from him. 

Then John left his residence to have dinner. When he returned home with his wife Yoko, Ono, Lennon got shot twice in the back and again twice on the shoulder. The shooter was none other than his super fan, Mark David Chapman. Isn’t this utterly tragic that the person John Lennon was happily signing an autograph for a couple of hours ago was responsible for his death? So, in this frame, you can see both the murderer and the victim together. Now, do you get the point of knowing the true story behind such photos? The killing didn’t impact Mark Chapman as he stayed on the crime scene with John Lennon until the cops arrived to arrest him.