Due to the nature of their work, we often feel very close to our favorite stars. We follow their careers, and lives, over the years, identifying with them. Some are even childhood favorites who have grown up right alongside us. And when a beloved star passes away, we feel a loss. When the celebrity is big enough, their deaths often become historic landmarks on our timelines. We remember where we were when Marilyn died, when Princess Diana died, when David Bowie died.
As stars are often hounded by paparazzi and fans, it is not uncommon for someone to snap a candid photo shortly before their death. Then, hours, days, months, or sometimes even years later, the picture comes out. So, we have compiled a gallery of the last photos of many of our favorite stars, past and present. These images can become iconic themselves, the final glimpse of someone we loved…
1. Lisa Robin Kelly
Actress Lisa Robin Kelly became a household name in the late ’90s after portraying Laurie Forman on That ’70s Show and guest starring on Married…with Children a few times during the show’s run. However, during her rise in television stardom, everything went downhill for young Kelly.
Unfortunately, like so many actors and actresses, Kelly turned to drugs and alcohol to deal with the immense pressures of stardom and a Hollywood work schedule. The actress’ last photo comes in the form of a mugshot taken after a domestic dispute with her husband. Not long after, Kelly passed away due to “multiple drug intoxication,” according to the Los Angeles Department of the Coroner.