Losing your favorite musician to death is the worst thing for a fan to endure. One minute, you’re reading their funny or inspirational messages on social media—maybe even retweeting or favoriting them—and the next thing you know, they’re gone.
Looking back at their last social media posts can be an eye-opening look into their mind-set before they died. Whether they’re good, bad, sad or angry, there’s always something to be learned.
Here’s a collection of late musicians’ final tweets. Let’s see what we find.
oinka oikna oinka why you awake
— Amy Winehouse (@amyjademermaid) July 22, 2011
Just a couple of days before she passed, Amy posted a very odd tweet. Since it didn’t make such sense, there were rumors that she could have been intoxicated at the time. On July 23, 2011, she passed away from alcohol poisoning.
The “Overweight Lover” himself posted a meaningful tweet about inspiration before dying on November 8, 2011.
"New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems."
— Adam Goldstein (@DJ_AM) August 25, 2009
DJ AM published a message about his hometown of New York City not being all it’s cracked up to be, prior to dying on August 28, 2009.
i Hold it Down 4 Louisiana
— LilSnupe (@LilSnupe) June 20, 2013
Snupe showed his home state of Louisiana some love in his last Twitter post. He was fatally shot on June 20, 2013.
The greatest court in Los Angeles… Look at that view http://t.co/cMfMnC3CE4
— Michael Johns (@michael_johns) July 10, 2014
The former American Idol died of dilated cardiomyopathy on August 1, 2014, before posting a tweet about the beauty he saw in a court.
Don't ask me how I'm doing bitch I'm GREAT @CBMDOEB
— BadGal Lexx❤ (@HotDayyummLexx_) December 28, 2013
T.I.’s protege retweeted a fan’s tweet the same day he passed away on December 28, 2013.
— israelhoughton (@israelhoughton) November 29, 2014
The gospel singer was busy promoting his tour before his death. He died on January 8, 2015—one month after the tour began.
@dancinjake Things have been hectic. But I'm still here..
— Mindy McCready (@mindymccready) January 19, 2012
Mindy’s last tweet expressed a mix of anxiety and optimism. On February 17, 2013, just over a month after the death of her boyfriend, she fatally shot herself on her porch.
Dolla’s last tweets were also his first. It turns out the rapper tweeted for the very first time just a couple hours before being murdered on May 18, 2009.
♫ Next Week: Kimberly, WI – Nov 8 at savagefest http://t.co/gpLl1aJPu7
— Wayne Static (@IAmWayneStatic) November 1, 2014
The rocker’s final post on Twitter was a promotional one. He passed mere hours after posting it. On November 1, 2014, he died from a mix of alcohol and prescription drugs.
Young B The Future
The rising battle rap star was fatally shot five times on December 8, 2014. His final message was a retweet from a fan.
Headed to see @evanmellows perform http://t.co/vh2ZcoM8FX
— Simone Battle (@GRLSimone) September 3, 2014
The G.R.L. group member committed suicide on September 5, 2014. Her last tweet was published three days before her death. It showed her excitement about performing at an upcoming show.
— COKEBOYS (@CokeBoyzFanpage) May 17, 2015
The French Montana-affiliated rapper was gunned down on May 17, 2015. Before losing his life, he posted a series of tweets. One gave a song of his a shot out, another was of an Instagram photo. But the most interesting one was a retweet of quote about love and pain.
— KING CAPITAL $TEEZ (@CapitalSTEEZ_) December 24, 2012
The Pro Era rapper and close friend to fellow MC Joey BadA$$, Steez is rumored to have killed himself due to his last tweet—which he posted the same day he died, Christmas Eve 2012.
oh. IT'S A SHARK TORNADO.
— Cory Monteith (@CoryMonteith) July 12, 2013
Mostly known as an actor on Glee, Cory was once singed to Colombia Records. Sadly, he died from a drug overdose on July 23, 2013. His final tweet was a funny one about the Syfy movie, Sharknado.