51 Chilling Photos Taken Just Moments Before Tragedy Struck

Notorious B.I.G.

This is the last known picture to be taken of 24-year-old rapper Notorious B.I.G. He is seen here leaving a party minutes before he was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting. Also, known as Biggie Smalls, he is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time.

James Dean Final Picture

This is Rebel Without a Cause actor James Dean at a gas station with his Porsche just hours before his fatal car crash in 1955. Dean had previously competed in several auto racing events, and was traveling to a sports car racing competition when his car crashed. He was just 24 years old.

Ski Jump Over Niagra Falls

In October 1995, 39-year-old Robert Overacker was jet-skiing over Niagara Falls to raise awareness for the homeless. His rocket-propelled parachute failed to open and he plunged to his death. Overacker’s body was recovered before he was pronounced dead.

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