9 Final Tweets From Celebrities Before Their Deaths
Regarding celebrity deaths in the 21st century, they’re often marked by final social media posts. It’s sad to look back at final tweets of celebs who were enjoying life, and not expecting to venture to the other side. And it’s completely eerie when celebrities offer some form of goodbye before passing on, or in the saddest cases, take their own lives. Here are nine final celebrity tweets before they died, including the most ironic tweet of all time, coming before an unexpected, and violent death.
9. Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert was one of the world’s most beloved film critics, based on his tonality and moderate subjectivity while reviewing films. In 2002, he received his first cancer diagnosis, and it became a disease that would plague him the rest of his life. As was well documented, Roger Ebert lost his ability to speak after several surgeries to remove cancer damaged his throat, and forced the removal of his jaw. Still, he never lost his spirit to forge ahead, and his love of the movies. In 2013, he had an accident that resulted in a broken hip, then formally announced that he would be undergoing more treatment, because doctors found more cancer. On April 2, 2013, he took to Twitter to state, “My Leave of Presence: An Update,” with a link to a blog entry that outlined the future of his critical empire. He died two days later.
8. Amy Winehouse
“oinka oinka oinka why you awake” served as the final tweet of the 27-year-old Amy Winehouse. According to Twitter, it was offered on July 21, 2011, and Amy passed away on July 23, 2011. The singer-songwriter had obviously relapsed into drug and alcohol use, and her final tweet offers a little glimpse into her state of mind. It also served as the first tweet she tossed into the world of social media since February of that year. She entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility around that same time, and fans hoped that her social media absence was part of the getting/staying clean process. Prior to her final tweet, all of her activity on Twitter was easy to understand. But “oinka”…? Was she writing a song? Was she impersonating a Russian pig? It is simply sad to know she was trapped in the downward spiral.