15 Selfies Taken Right Before Death

15 Selfies Taken Right Before Death
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The selfie is the biggest new phenomenon modern culture has seen in some years. You might argue that that doesn’t say much for where we are and where we’re heading, but it’s almost certainly the case. People are constantly snapping themselves on their phones. Ordinarily, other people’s selfies are only really interesting to the people who take the photographs themselves. Ordinarily. The selfies we have for you here tell a much bigger story than just ‘someone was at a place’. These photographs paint a fascinating, yet grim picture. You see, every one of these shots were taken just minutes before the person who took them died. Find out their stories here:

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Jojo Tsai, a pretty 20 year-old from China took this selfie atop a tall building and uploaded it to her Instagram account just minutes before throwing herself over the edge. Various social media postings hinted that a was a split from her boyfriend was behind it. One of her last postings read, “I never thought that you would deceive me, but I still can’t stop loving you. After I’m dead, I will haunt you day and night. I will never be apart from you again.” Chilling stuff.

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These two are Collette Moreno and Ashley Theobald. The pair were on their way to Collette’s bachelorette party in Kansas City, Missouri when they snapped this selfie. But not long after the shot was taken, a Dodge pick-up truck careered into the Chevy Malibu that they were driving. Apparently, the driver lost control of the car as a passing car emitting a lot of fumes caused her to have an asthma attack. RIP.

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A young teenager by the name of Karen Hernandez wanted to take a quick selfie on the riverbank of the El Tunal river in Durango, Mexico. Unfortunately for her, Karen lost her footing on the slippery mud on the bank and fell into the river. Within minutes, she had drowned. The poor little Mexican girl was just thirteen years of age when she slipped to her watery grave. How sad.

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This is Gary Slok and his mother aboard the Malayasian Airlines flight MH17. You might remember that flight number. It was the plane which flew over Ukraine, against safety advice and was shot down, killing everyone onboard. Russian forces were thought to be behind the attack. This picture was taken just before the plane took off, in Amsterdam.

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This is Mexican ‘reggaeton’ star Jadiel. Real name Ramon Alberto González Adams, Jadiel left million of mourning fans. He was out on his motorcycle in May 2014, in Rochester, New York, when he stopped to take this selfie for his fans on Instagram. The 27 year-old lost control of his bike and headed straight into the path on an oncoming car. He was taken to the Strong Memorial Hospital where he later died.

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While the actual self-taken photograph never actually surfaced, we can see here the site of where a couple fell to their death while posing for a selfie. The couple, young and from Poland, were holidaying in Portugal when tragedy struck. It’s thought that a deadly combination of loose rocks on the cliff and a freak wind may have contributed to the accident.

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It was April 26th 2014 and Courtney Sanford was out driving in her home state of North Carolina. Her favorite song came on the radio and made her instantly smile. It was, ironically, ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. However, was about to follow was anything but happy. Just after taking this selfie, she drive into a truck, causing an accident that was to prove fatal in the end.

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Not technically a selfie, this one – but one of a series of photographs which may have been responsible for the death of The Queen of Hearts, Princess Diana. The British heroine was being driven through a Parisian tunnel when paparazzi, trying to get pictures of Diana like the one above, may have caused the crash that killed her way back in 1997. This is thought to be the last picture taken of the world’s most photographed woman.

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In March of last year, a 21 year-old daredevil from Spain decided in would be a good idea to take a picture of himself standing on top of a moving train. As he prepared himself for the photo, things took a deadly turn. He was electrocuted by live wires. It was this risky move, in a bid to get an exciting shot of himself that led to the young man’s untimely death. A sad story.

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43 year-old Jenni Rivera was a singer and songwriter that was a big deal in Latin America. Here we see her posing for a selfie with friends shortly before the plane crash that claimed their lives. It was a private Learjet and all seven people on board died. The crash saw the plane nosediving at at more 700mph at one point, which is unusually violent even in the most extreme plane crashes.

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On June 8th, India saw the terrible Beas river tragedy. In it, 24 young engineering students and their tour guides were washed away after a sudden release of water from Larji dam in the Thalout area of the Mandi district of the country. To compound the misery for the victims’ families, this selfie of the happy-looking group before the tragedy was found. What a waste of so much young life. Terrible.

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This selfie death story is demonstrative of just how dangerous things can be in the Middle East. Mohammed Shaar and his friends had posed for the photograph above when just seconds later a car bomb, designed to kill a high-ranking politician, killed them all. The incident took place in Beirut, Lebanon in 2012. They were just young people enjoying each other’s company. Such callousness from the murderers.

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Oscar Otero Aguilar, a 21 year-old veternarian, from Mexico City, loved nothing more than posting self-taken photos of himself on Twitter and Facebook in the driver’s seat of fast cars, sitting on flashy luxury motorbikes and hugging beautiful women. He decided to up his game even more recently, but it was to be his final photograph. He took a selfie posing with a gun. With live rounds it. You can guess the rest.

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Teetering dangerously off the edge of a bridge, 28 feet off the ground, is Russian thrill seeker Xenia Ignatyeva. Walking on a cable, she was dicing with death. The 17 year-old (man, she was so young…) diced too closely in the end, falling off a cable and, sadly, to her death. Being a daredevil doesn’t look like a very safe or clever thing to do, does it? Stay safe everyone. Don’t take unnecessary risks.

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We don’t want to leave you on fifteen deaths, so we thought we’d finish up on a survival story. These two Iranian women were singing along to a song on their car radio and taking a selfie when the distraction of the shot caused them to crash. Luckily, both survived and even posed for a hospital-based selfie afterwards.