10 Famous People Who Accurately Predicted Their Own Demise

You may not have heard about this, but a significant number of superstars have foreseen their demise. While some of these deaths left the globe in a state of shock, others were greeted more with an unsurprised melancholy. In either case, one thing is undeniable: All of these performers, sportsmen, musicians, and other famous icons anticipated their demise far before anyone else did.
Some of these predictions of celebrity deaths are so disturbingly accurate and precise. It might be that they already know something about their health. For example, they might be diagnosed with cancer or an incurable disease. Musicians appear the most in this list. Other than that, athletes, authors, and well-known musicians have all had success foreseeing their own demise.
Many of the people on this list died when they were much too young. The list includes some of the most famous people, like Buddy Holly, James Dean, and Tupac Shakur. It’s worth noting that even if some people may have predicted these well-known projected deaths, these events are still tragic.

#1 James Dean


This ruggedly attractive actor rose to prominence for both his appearance and his acting abilities. Dean became a cultural figure of rebellion throughout the mid-1950s, starring in classics such as "East of Eden" and "Rebel Without a Cause." Around this period, he became interested in automobile racing. Dean was approached for a TV brief while filming "Giant," and was asked to provide some advice to young drivers. "Take it easy driving," he urged ironically, "the life you could save might be mine." Dean was driving along Route 466 in a Porsche when he collided with Donald Turnupseed's Ford on September 30, 1955. Turnupseed suffered minor injuries, while Dean died instantaneously from a fractured neck.

#2 Tupac Shakur

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Tupac Shakur, one of the greatest rap performers of all time, was a key voice in West Coast hip hop. Aside from chart-topping tunes like "California Love," he received critical acclaim for his socially aware lyrics. Tupac rapped in one collaboration with Richie Rich, "I've been shot and murdered, can't tell you how it occurred word for word." Tupac was shot on the Vegas Strip on September 7, 1996, and died six days later. Both halves of the lyric were fulfilled. Tupac was shot and killed, and no one knew how he died for a long time. It wasn't until 2002 that a Los Angeles Times investigative journalist named Crip member Orlando Anderson as the perpetrator.

#3 Bob Marley

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Bob Marley, one of the greatest musical minds of the twentieth century, helped popularize reggae in the west and has sold over 75 million CDs. However, Marley went through some difficult times, and on December 3, 1976, he was nearly assassinated. Perhaps as a result of the recent upheaval, Marley allegedly told his closest friends and colleagues that he didn't expect to survive past the age of 36. Marley was diagnosed with a highly severe and extremely rare type of skin cancer in July 1977. He passed away in May 1981, at the age of 36.

#4 Pete Maravich

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Pete Maravich, also known as Pistol Pete, is a legendary basketball player. He had a ten-year career, playing for three different teams between 1970 and 1980. Maravich told an interviewer in 1974, "I don't want to play 10 years [in the NBA] and then die of a heart attack when I'm 40." Unfortunately, both statements proved true in the end. He did play in the NBA for ten years and died of a heart attack at the age of 40. Maravich was born without a left coronary artery and was unaware of his condition. He fell and died while playing pickup basketball in Pasadena on January 5, 1988.

#5 Diana, Princess of Wales

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The date of August 31, 1997, will live on in many people. Princess Diana's automobile was speeding through Paris's Pont de l'Alma tunnel that night when it hit a pillar. Diana survived the initial collision but died four hours later from her injuries. The driver of the automobile, who had a high blood alcohol percentage, was accused of the incident. However, in 2003, a message written by Diana herself was made public. "My spouse is plotting an accident in my automobile," she writes in it. Brake failure and significant head damage pave the way for him to marry Tiggy." The note was in turn given to her butler, and Diana was killed in the accident a couple of years later.

#6 Arnold Schoenberg

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Arnold Schoenberg, an Austrian composer, is widely regarded as one of the finest musical brains of the twentieth century. He was a genius, but he also had a crippling dread of the number 13. This is a legitimate phobia, and it bears the term triskaidekaphobia. When Schoenberg was 76, he discovered that the numbers 7 and 6 added up to 13. He spent the remainder of the year in excruciating worry and misery. Then came July 13, and the anxiousness reached a breaking point. Schoenberg slept all day and died only fifteen minutes before midnight. This was, in some ways, a self-fulfilling prophecy. Schoenberg essentially strained himself to death by making himself ill and nervous.

#7 Frank Pastore


Frank Pastore was a professional baseball pitcher from Alhambra, California, who played in Major League Baseball from 1979 to 1986. Except for one season, he spent with the Cincinnati Reds. Pastore became a Christian after suffering a severe arm injury in 1984, and in 2004, he launched "The Frank Pastore Program," a Christian discussion show. Pastore stated in the November 19, 2012 program that he might easily die if someone struck his motorcycle on the 210 Freeway. Pastore was cycling on the 210 the same day when he was hit by a Hyundai Sonata. He was hospitalized for approximately a month before succumbing to his injuries.

#8 Mikey Welsh

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Mikey Welsh was a well-known bass guitarist who worked with several bands, including Weezer. He played bass on their self-titled "Green Album," but departed the band soon after due to serious mental health issues. Following a brief recovery, he departed from music and pursued a career in painting. Welsh sent out a strange tweet on September 26, 2011. "Dreamt I died in Chicago next weekend," it said (heart attack in my sleep). "I need to draft my will today." Welsh died less than two weeks later of a heart attack caused by a heroin overdose. He happened to be in Chicago.

#9 Mark Twain

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This writer was one of the most brilliant men of his day, so brilliant that he correctly predicted his own end. Twain was born on November 30, 1835, only a few days before Halley's Comet. For those who are unaware, Halley's Comet orbits the Earth every 75 years. This is critical! Twain claimed in 1909, "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835." It will return next year, and I want to participate." His forecast could not have been more correct. Twain died on April 21, 1910, at the age of 74, exactly one day after Halley's Comet made its planned fly-by of Earth.

#10 Buddy Holly

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This rock & roll pioneer was taken far too soon, dying in an aircraft crash at the age of 22. Holly was in the midst of his Winter Dance Party tour at the time. Shortly before the tour began, both Holly and his wife, María Elena Santiago, experienced eerily prophetic dreams on the same night. Holly thought he was aboard an aircraft, whereas Santiago imagined a fireball falling from the sky and smashing into a field. Holly was on a tiny plane when it crashed into a cornfield outside Mason City, Iowa on The Day the Music Died.
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