6. John Lennon
7. David Bowie
David Bowie is seen in this photo taken on December 7th, 2015 on his way to the premiere of his musical, ‘Lazarus,’ at the Theatre Workshop in New York would. This turned 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.
8. Steve Jobs
This is one of the last photos taken of Steve Jobs before his death on October 5th, 2011 at his home in California. He died due to complications arising from a relapse of his previously treated pancreatic cancer. His family was at his side while he passed away, his final words were said to be, “oh wow, oh wow, oh wow.” Jobs is buried in an unmarked grave at Alta Mesa Memorial Park.
9. Jimi Hendrix
This photo of Jimi Hendrix with his favorite guitar ‘Black Betty’ was taken on September 17th, 1970, by his girlfriend Monika Danneman in the garden behind her apartment. Hendrix died the next day from a barbiturate-related asphyxia in London. He is said to have choked on his own vomit after taking a mixture of drugs, including a large dose of sleeping pills. There is no indication to suggest that Hendrix’s death was a suicide, despite media speculation that it was.
10. Vladimir Lenin
This is the last known photo of Vladimir Lenin, taken in May 1923. He had suffered three strokes by this time and was completely mute. He passed away on January 21st, 1924 aged 53. The official cause of death was recorded as an ‘incurable disease of the blood vessels,’ and while there have been speculations that he had died of complications from syphilis, these rumors are unsubstantiated.