Slavne in vplivne ljudi hitro vidimo kot nesmrtne, vendar so pod vso slavo in glamuro človeški in ranljivi prav tako kot vsi ostali. Morda živijo v drugačnem, bolj iluzijskem svetu od večine, toda ko pride čas, končamo prav vsi na istem kraju.
Bored Panda je v spomin na te ikone glasbe, filma in športa sestavil seznam zadnjih fotografij, ki so jih posneli številni najbolj znani ljudje, ki so kdaj živeli tik pred njihovo smrtjo. Od hollywoodskih igralcev in rock zvezd, do bivših predsednikov in športnih junakov, slike spodaj služijo in nas opominjajo, da je življenje kratko in da je smrt zagotova, zato čim bolje izkoristite in cenite svoje življenje.
1 Robin Williams, 63, 1951 - 2014
This photo of Robin Williams with his monkey, Crystal, was posted by to his Instagram on his birthday, 20 days before he died. Williams had been misdiagnosed as having Parkinson's Disease but actually suffered from a type of dementia that led to severe paranoia in the days before his death. He committed suicide by hanging at the age of 63.
2 Freddie Mercury, 45, 1946 - 1991
This is one of the last photos of the lead singer of Queen, taken in 1991. Until the very end, Freddie denied rumours about having AIDS, preferring to avoid the inevitable media circus and concentrate on his career as best he could. The day before his death he released the following statement : "Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me. However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with me, my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease. My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews. Please understand this policy will continue." Less than 24 hours later he died from bronchopneumonia, that was brought on by having AIDS.
3 Nikola Tesla, 86, 1856 - 1943
This is the last known photo of Nicola Tesla. On 7th January 1943, Tesla died alone in the New Yorker Hotel. The inventor, physicist, and futurist was best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. By the end of his brilliant and tortured life, he was penniless and had become a vegetarian living on only milk, bread, honey, and vegetable juices. Tesla spent days in a park surrounded by the creatures that mattered most to him—pigeons—and his sleepless nights working over mathematical equations and scientific problems in his head.
4 David Bowie, 69, 1947 - 2016
The December 7th 2015 premiere of his musical, 'Lazarus,' at the Theatre Workshop in New York would turn out to be David Bowie's final public appearance. Bowie had been battling liver cancer for over a year, and by this late stage was aware that it was terminal. His final album 'Blackstar' was full of references to death and he had appeared to have accepted and come to terms with his own mortality, with a humour and grace that many of us can only hope to emulate.
5 Chester Bennington, 41, 1976 - 2017
This photo of a smiling and seemingly happy Chester Bennington was taken just days prior to his passing. On July 20, 2017, Bennington was found dead at his home in California, having committed suicide by hanging. Bennington had always been open about his struggles with addiction and depression, but those close to him were shocked by his suicide. The day after Cornell's memorial, Bennington tweeted that he was "feeling very creative" and had written six new songs. Around the same time, he told a friend, Rene Mata, "We have to stick together, and we have so much to live for." Bennington was just 41 years old at the time of his death.