The last photograph taken of Tesla before his death, 1943
John Lennon signing a copy of Double Fantasy for Mark Chapman – his murderer, 1980
Allegedly the last picture of Adolf Hitler before he committed suicide on April 30, 1945. Hitler (right) and his adjutant Julius Schaub looking at the ruins of the Reich chancellery, April 28, 1945.
This photo of Jimi Hendrix with his favourite 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.
James Dean was photographed at a gas station in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles with his silver Porsche 550 Spyder just hours before his fatal crash on September 30, 1955.
This photo of Anne Frank and her sister Margot was taken in 1942, and is one of the last images of her alive. Frank died in March 1945 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after her and her family were discovered and arrested on August 4th, 1944.
Marilyn Monroe with jazz pianist Buddy Greco in August 1962, the last weekend she was alive. Monroe was found dead in her Brentwood Los Angeles home by her psychiatrist on August 5, 1962
Vladimir Lenin’s last photo. He had had three strokes at this point and was completely mute, 1923
This photo of Christopher McCandless was found in his undeveloped camera, having ventured into the Alaskan wilderness in solitude. He died of starvation in August 1992, after he had set out along an old mining road known as the Stampede Trail with minimal supplies, hoping to live simply off the land.
Martin Luther King Jr. stands with fellow civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., on April 3, 1968 — one day before he was assassinated while standing in approximately the same place. From left are Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King and Ralph Abernathy.
Last public appearance of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, 1976
The last known photograph of Tsar Nicholas II, seen with his wife Alexandra, c. August 1917