15 Super Stars Who Predicted Their Own Deaths
Tyler’s pretty bold to tempt fate like that — especially when you consider this list of celebrities who predicted their own deaths in the same way.
I been shot and murdered, can tell you how it happened word for word
But best believe n—-s gon’ get what they deserve
Tupac rapped these prophetic lyrics just two months before he was murdered in a drive-by shooting on the Las Vegas strip in 1996.
And it was just the first in a string of lyrical predictions that make some people believe that Tupac faked his own death and is still alive today.
The Notorious B.I.G.
I swear to God I feel like death is f—ing calling me
“Suicidal Thoughts” was just one of the tracks on “Ready to Die” where Biggie talked about his own death.
Just three years after the album’s release, he was shot in a Los Angeles drive-by.
The album released right after his murder? “Life After Death.”
I’m in the club to beef, you gotta murder me there
Rapper Proof dropped that lyric on D-12′s song 40 oz. in 2004.
Two years later, Proof was murdered at the CCC Club on 8 Mile Rd. in Detroit, Michigan.
But before that, he starred in Eminem’s “Like Toy Soldiers” video — where he played a rapper who was gunned down in a club just like Proof would be two years later.
I watched all of them, run for they share
And all I can do was stare
I got weak and fell on my rear
Now I can hear the sirens, that means here comes the Jakes
But it’s too late, I’m knockin’ on the pearly gates
Rapper Big L spit these lyrics in “Casualties of a Dice Game” just a few months before he was shot to death at the young age of 24.
You see the rain on my window pane
Waking up in cold sweats having dreams of going out with a bang
My poppa died by the gun, I’ll die by the gun
And if I ever have a son he’ll probably die by the same
Rapper Dolla rapped these haunting lyrics in “Georgia Nights” just months before he was shot at a PF Changs in LA at the tender age of 21.
Many things he would try
For he knew soon he’d die
Now Jimi’s gone, he’s not alone
His memory still lives on
Five years, this he said
He’s not gone, he’s just dead
Those lyrics are from “The Ballad of Jimi” which predicted Jimi’s death exactly five years later, as well as the fame that followed it.
Living on borrowed time without a thought for tomorrow
Five years after retiring from the music business to raise his son, John suddenly rushed back to the studio, producing songs in a panic…like a man on borrowed time.
Lennon was shot by a crazed man just a few months later. When the track “Borrowed Time” was released — along with interviews where Lennon said he was afraid his life would end when he was “popped off by some loony” — Lennon fans began to wonder if the former Beatle was really psychic.
In 1997, Lynyrd Skynyrd released this album cover featuring the band engulfed in flames.
Just three days later, three of the members of the band died in a fiery plane crash — ending Lynyrd Skynyrd at the height of it’s success.
Celebrities have been predicting their own deaths for a long time.
In 1909, Mark Twain joked that the next time Halley’s Comet passed Earth, he would “go out” with it.
A year later, Mark Twain did just that. Halley’s Comet passed and Twain died of a heart attack the next day — despite being in relatively good health.
“Pistol” Pete Maravich
I don’t want to play 10 years [in the NBA] and then die of a heart attack at the age of 40.
Famous Atlanta Hawks baller Pete Maravich said that during an interview with the Beaver County Times.
Six years later, he retired from the NBA after 10 years. Eight years after that, he died of a heart attack at 40, just like he predicted.
Turns out he had a congenital heart defect that should have killed him at 20. But for some reason he hung on for another 20 years to die — right when he said he didn’t want to.
You guys know I ride a motorcycle, right? At any moment, especially with the people who cross the diamond lane into my lane, without any blinkers — not that I’m angry about it — at any minute, I could be spread all over the 210.
Just three hours after famous radio DJ Frank Pastore said that on the air, he was killed on the 210 when a woman drifted into his lane and hit his bike.
Life is the same
and it always will be
Easy as picking foxes from a tree.
T. Rex front man Marc Bolan sang these lyrics on the band’s 1972 single “Solid Gold Easy Action”.
Five years later, Marc wrapped his car around a tree. The license plate of that car? FOX 661L — just like in the song.
Michael didn’t release any songs predicting his death. But his sister Latoya Jackson says that in the months before his death, Michael frequently talked about how he felt like someone was trying to kill him.
Kickin’ asbestos in the factory
Punchin’ out Chryslers in the factory
Breathin’ that plastic in the factory
Warren Zevon wrote “The Factory” for an album about a man who grows up to be a factory worker just like his dad and dies of lung cancer.
Sixteen years later, Zevon died of a rare form of lung cancer — malignant mesotheliomam — that’s only common among factory workers; despite the fact that Zevon never set foot in a factory in his life.
Dreamt I died in Chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today.
Correction – the weekend after next.
Ex-Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh Tweeted this on October 2011. Two weeks later, he died on a drug overdose — on the exact date that he predicted.
Written by Meg Buttler at Madamenoire.com