The circumstances surrounding death can only really be noticed in retrospect. And sometimes, looking back at photos after it happens can give us new insight on the deceased. Here are some particularly haunting photos of celebrities just before they died:

John Lennon


These photos were rarely seen in the days that followed John Lennon’s death. But since their public release, they shed a new light on John Lennon. Days before his death, he and wife Yoko Ono embarked on a photo shoot to promote the upcoming album Double Fantasy, which was to be released after Lennon’s death.