When we talk about tragedy strikes it is so hard to think of the victims as regular human beings. Usually we elevate them to status of heroes, martyrs and angels but it’s very important to know that they were everyday people, minding their own business like us. In the pictures below, you will see people that died in horrible tragedies from plane crashes, murders or just being in the wrong place. These pictures are taken moments before their lives ended and these photos are not designed for people that can’t handle serious feels. You’ve been warned.
This is a selfie taken by teenager Gary Slok, with his mother Petra sitting next to him before the Malaysia Airlines flight took off and was never seen again.
She sent a Snapchat of her boyfriend with a gun before he shoots her in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Gabriela Hernandez posted this picture on Facebook before committing suicide in 2013.
Dave Hally took a picture of his wife and daughter before going for their dream vacation aboard Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
This photo was posted on Facebook by Canadian soldier Robert Gilbin with the description “Happiness is,” before stabbing his pregnant wife, throwing her off the balcony and jumping to his death.
The crew of the Challenger on their way to board ill-fated shuttle in 1986.
After the perfect Instagram shot, Andrey Retrovsky fell to his death.
This is the actress Sharon Tate in her backyard in LA in 1969. That evening she was slaughtered by members of Charles Manson’s crime family.
The Japanese exchange student, Ayano Tokumasu who is standing tall behind this couple’s photo, moments before losing her footing and being swept over Niagara Falls.
Gilles Leclerc moments before the Paris shootings with his girlfriend.