During the EndSars protest in Nigeria in 2020, a Nigerian youth named Oke passed away 3 hours after tweeting, “Nigeria will not end me.” He was stabbed to death, and, ironically, the incident and his tweet held significant ties afterward.
Oke was not a celebrity, yet, many celebrities leave the world unexpectedly, and we never know what their final words might be – or in this case, their final tweet. Let me share 14 final tweets from celebrities who passed away suddenly.
This space mom passed away suddenly, and her last tweet, as common to most of her tweets were full of emojis carrying alphabets.
Is this as confusing to you as it is to me? Well, I loved how she used her emojis. You should try it too.
The Glee actor’s final tweets were about Sharknado. First, he’s clueless about what it is and then he goes, “oh. IT’S A SHARK TORNADO.” He was full of life and we are glad that his last tweets still bring smiles to people’s faces. Did it bring one to yours?
Remember Spock from Star Trek? That was Leonard Nimoy. It is noteworthy that he ended every tweet with the acronym LLAP (Live Long and Prosper).
This acronym capped his final tweet as well.
Thinking about these thoughtful words, I can’t help but agree.
He left us at the very end of 2016, a year known for the deaths of many significant artists.
Making music and tweeting about it, George Michael loved that. Even his last tweet was about music.
He wanted us to listen to his playlist, Heartbreak By George Michael, on Spotify. We already did, have you?
Gene Wilder was a comedian with a very short Twitter presence. Old-timers might remember him as Willy Wonka. He made only 4 tweets before he passed away. The last one was him updating us on his snack habits.
Death did what it usually does – cut things short.
Michael Clarke Duncan
The American actor’s last tweets were of him celebrating a UFC win. He had been live-tweeting the match, and you can feel his energy and sheer happiness from those tweets. How little things make us happy.
Joan was definitely being Joan on her last tweet, shading Jay-Z.
Although she passed away in 2014, her Twitter account remains relatively active. Her memories are kept alive with a team tweeting throwback pictures and quotes from her.
Her last tweet were words worth thinking about.
Her Twitter account remains active even after her death in 2016. It serves the sole purpose of paying tribute to the author, actress, poet, and civil rights activist.
This comedian’s last words were either a subtle joke meant to make us laugh or a reminder that he was alive somewhere and would appreciate being remembered and checked on.
Whether he just wanted his correct email address out there or not, whatever the real reason was, we would never know.
Whitney’s last tweet was an interaction with a fan and that is priceless. How she came across that tweet, I have no idea. But, “I am the real Whitney”? She owned that.
This late singer’s final words remain a mystery. She tweeted the words “oinka oinka oinka why you awake”.
What can you make of this? Someone said she might have been trying to imitate the sound of a pig. Maybe the tweets were meant for someone who understands what it meant, or it had something to do with a bad tooth.
Tweets from comedians, even after they have passed, can still bring joyful laughter. Such are tweets from Garry Shandling. His friends still run his account to date as a tribute to him.
Well, she called us Twits. Lol.
Her last tweet was a promotional tweet but it was humorous.
Her final tweet was about Kim Kardashian. She had interviewed Kim for Harper’s Bazaar, and they talked about fashion, glamor, and legacies. Her last tweet was of her announcing that the interview was out.
The ESPN sports anchor’s last tweet was a picture of him and his sisters. His sisters had accepted an award on his behalf, and he was using the avenue to express his thanks.
His last tweet was of him wishing his daughter a happy birthday. He didn’t know this would be his last tweet, but he used it in honoring his daughter, Zelda.
He accompanied it with an Instagram post that read: “#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century-old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday, @zeldawilliams. Love you!”
Billy May’s last tweet was about him escaping death just one day before he actually died. He tweeted about having a close call with death on a runway in Tampa, Florida. He passed away the very next day. Eerie.
Avicii was a legendary musician. He had just gotten nominated for Top Dance/Electronic Album and his last tweet was about that. He was thanking Billboard for his nomination.
It is sad that he died before the event in 2018. Although he did not win posthumously, the Chainsmokers and Halsey paid tribute to him during the show.
The Disney star was more of an Instagram user. He only resorted to using Twitter after his Instagram account was hacked.
Immediately his Instagram issue was resolved, he went back to it. Thus, his final tweet was just him informing us of his Instagram issue.
Wes Craven’s last tweet was of him congratulating Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira on their play, Eclipsed.
While shooting Parts Unknown in France in 2018, he took his own life. His last tweet was about the House of the Rising Sun remix, which he heard after an episode of his show, Parts Unknown.
Patty’s final tweet was actually beautiful. It was of her wedding anniversary with her husband, Michael Pearce.
The country singer’s last tweet was pretty sad if you read it after her death. That tweet gave her struggle away ever so slightly. She was 37 when she committed suicide in February 2012.
We hold on to the last tweets or messages of loved ones who pass away. I believe that we live each day as though it’s our last or theirs, making sure we are at peace with others as much as we are at peace with ourselves.