Final Moments: The Last Images Before Tragedy Struck

When tragedy strikes, we are often left trying to pick up the pieces of our lives, searching for answers and desperately trying to find answers. Many times the answers never come and others we not only have the answers, we have photographs. These images capture some of the last moments before tragedy struck these people, some you may remember, others have rarely been shared.

John Lennon


Truly a saddening image, John Lennon was signing autographs near his home in New York City. The guy standing behind Lennon is Mark David Chapman, his murderer. Ten minutes after this photo was taken Mark shoots and kills Lennon.