Twitter The Last Tweets of Deceased Celebrities  

Keshvar Alikhani
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Before the age of the Internet, famous last words were immortalized in journals, books, and through word of mouth. But now that we document every single moment of our lives on the web, you’re much more likely to find the last words of celebrities right where you’d expect them - on Twitter.

These may not be their official last words, but they are the last public statements these celebrities ever made. Whether or not these stars knew they were about to die, the last tweets of dead celebrities offer snapshots into the final moments of their famous lives.

Some famous people, like Maya Angelou and Leonard Nimoy, left last tweets that perfectly encapsulate their spirits and legacies. Others, like Billy Mays and Reeva Steenkamp (the woman killed by “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius), Tweeted final words that chillingly foreshadowed their doomed futures.

Some of the famous people on this list are celebrities who died unexpectedly, while others took their own lives or suffered long illnesses. Whether these dead celebrities’ last tweets were promoting upcoming shows, making jokes, or sending love to their family members, they’re the last words fans will ever get to read. At least until some distant relative takes over their Twitter account and starts spamming your feed with obnoxious quotes. RIP.
Carrie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Last Tweets of Deceased Celebrities
Photo: Carrie Fisher/Twitter

Age: 62

Credits: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Last Tweets of Deceased Celebrities
Photo: George Michael/Twitter

Age: 55

Credits: Deadpool, Beverly Hills Cop II, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Rules of Attraction

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Patty Duke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Last Tweets of Deceased Celebrities
Photo: Patty Duke/via Twitter

Age: 72

Credits: The Patty Duke Show, Valley of the Dolls, The Miracle Worker, The Miracle Worker

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Garry Shandling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Last Tweets of Deceased Celebrities
Photo: via Twitter

Age: 69

Credits: What Planet Are You From?, The Larry Sanders Show, Over the Hedge, Iron Man 2

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