The Last Known Photos of 52 Famous People

Who had the most famous photograph taken shortly before their death? John Lennon tops our list. The “Imagine” singer had his photograph taken while signing an autograph for Mark David Chapman, who murdered him several hours later on December 8, 1980. Jim Morrison’s final photograph was taken on June 28, 1971, with his girlfriend Pamela Courson. Morrison allegedly died of a heroin overdose in Paris on July 3, 1971.

Jimi Hendrix’s last photo was taken on Sept. 17, 1970, by Monika Danneman in the garden behind her apartment. Hendrix died on Sept. 18, 1970, from a barbiturate-related asphyxia in London. A final photograph of Robert Kennedy was taken just moments after he was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan on June 5, 1968. He died the following morning.