Idols for millions of fans, geniuses, celebrities — we sometimes forget that first and foremost they are just human. And, like all other people, they are not immortal. Here are 20 photographs of famous people that were taken just a few days before they died.
1. Freddie Mercury (45)
1991. This is one of the last photos of the frontman of Queen. Until the last day, he denied all rumors about his illness. He made an announcement one day before he died from bronchopneumonia that was caused by AIDS.