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.
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