It’s human nature to take things for granted, including people. We often wait until it is too late to appreciate the moments we have with our loved ones, but the following death bed photos will remind you to tell them all “I love you” every time you say goodbye – because you never know when it will be the last time.
This heartbreaking collection of sad photographs depicts the final photographs taken of people’s loved ones before they died. Some of the deaths were expected, such as those diagnosed with cancer; however, others, such as those caused by a car accident, caught their family and friends completely off guard, causing unfathomable grief. Scroll down to see the most recent beautiful photos taken in loving memory of those who have since passed away, and remember to hug your loved ones extra tight. Upvote the images and sad stories that have the most impact on you.
Hours before her death, my 96-year-old Grandma with my 100-year-old Grandpa. 77 Years Of Wedlock
The Final Picture Of My Cousin Gary, Taken On September 11, 2001
I Snuck His Favorite Beer Into The Nursing Home For Him A Week Before He Passed Away
It was his last beer ever
#4 My good friend Bear is saying his goodbyes to his son and daughter. He died of pancreatic cancer the next evening.
#5 I decided to look up my mother’s house on Google Earth shortly after she died.
That’s her. Still gives me chills
On Daughter’s Wedding Day, Dying Father Fulfills Last Wish To Walk Her Down The Aisle
He passed away 5 days after
Last Pictures I Found Recently Of My Dad On His Old Tablet
Thankfully, they’re all pictures of him being the goofy guy he was when he was alive
Last Photo Taken Of My Older Brother As He Was Leaving For College
He was the victim of a drinking and driving incident. I miss him every day
#9 After 69 Years Of Marriage
My grandpa was extremely attentive to my grandma up until her last breath. We lay her to rest on Monday at the age of 95
#10 My 17-year-old brother was shot a few weeks ago, and this is the last photo I took of him.
This was Christmas morning. I feel weird sharing this but I’m just so heartbroken
#11 Last Image Of Thai Diver Saman Kunan
He was transporting oxygen tanks for a cave-trapped group of 12 boys and their coach. He got himself into trouble because he didn’t have enough air. After passing out in one of the passageways, he died.
A Father Comforts His Son, David Kirby, On His Deathbed In Ohio, 1989
It is widely considered the photo that changed the face of AIDS
#13 My Beautiful Mom Before She Rapidly Deteriorated From A Giloblastoma
She walked into brain surgery with a smile on her face and it inspires me to always keep smiling even through hard times
A Woman Suffering From Breast Cancer She Married Her Life’s Love
On December 22, just 18 hours before passing away. The couple had a ceremony at a hospital chapel in Connecticut
My father passed away just a few days ago. He was in China last week on business and met a panda.
Although this is one of the last photos of him, it is my favorite
#16 At My Wedding, My Best Friend He Was Considered Brain Dead By The Time Our Reception Was Over
I’m sure you can find out which one he was. He didn’t say a word about feeling weird but when we arrived he got an Uber and rode home. He had a random brain bleed that could not be operated
When the windmill they were working on caught fire, two engineers died. It’s Possible That This Is Their Last Photograph.
My Grandfather passed away just a few moments ago. This photo was taken the day before yesterday.
My grandma sat by his side like this for days. He escaped the Nazis, jumped a ship to the US. He suffered lung cancer from working in coal mines through his childhood
I Made The Last Photo I Took Of My Mom Into A Tattoo
Last Picture Of My Husband Hugging Our Oldest Daughter
Taken days before he died of cardiac arrest during a seizure. I’ll miss him more than I can ever explain
The Last Pictures I Ever Took Of My Mom
For her 60th birthday I surprised her with a chessboard cake, which she loved. A couple months later, she suddenly went into a coma on Christmas and never woke up
#22 Last week, my father was in hospice care at home with his cat Brady. On Thursday afternoon, he lost his fight.
Photographer Captures A Photo Of The Mortar That Kills Her
This Is The Last Picture I Took Of My Husband When I Dropped Him Off At The Airport
4 days later he was found dead in his hotel room. I have no answers, my daughter has lost her father, and I am trying my best to pick up the pieces
My Grandfather’s Last Photo, He Passed Away A Few Days Ago. The doctor was a falconer, and he arrived at the hospital with his falcon.
My Grandma Proudly Displays Her Guests’ Preparations. We Called An Ambulance 9 Minutes Ahead of Schedule
My Dad Passed Away From A Brain Tumor. It Was The Last Time I Saw Him
This photo was taken the day I went back to university. He died 3 days later
This Is The Last Pic I Have Of My Dad And I, Taken On Christmas Day This Year
He lost his 14 month battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer today
The Last Image Of My Best Friend Tara (24) And Her Sister Pippa (21)
Taken at the end of a 3-month trip around Morocco. They both died a day later in a car accident, as they started their journey back home to the UK for their mum’s birthday
My Brother (Left) Took His Life Earlier This Month
This is the last photo of us together, perfectly describing the relationship we had
Last Saturday, a woman at my workplace died of cancer.
When my boss picked up her work phone yesterday she had deleted all of its content except for this picture
This is the last photograph I have of my brother and me, taken just days before he was murdered in February of this year.
He was only 17. I miss him terribly
This was the last image I had with my grandmother, and it was a hilarious face-swap.
Last Picture I Took Of My Dad, 2 Weeks Before He Was Diagnosed With Lung Cancer
My cat and dog loved him. He died 4 months after
My Parents Quietly Talking After My Dad’s Giloblastoma Diagnosis
Tomorrow we put my sweet father to rest. Love you forever dad
My Dad In Intensive Care. He Died Of Liver Failure Shortly After This
He was always up for a laugh right to the end, his favourite saying was ‘fat but good looking’
My Father, SFC Shawn Dostie, Holding Up Pictures Of My Sister And I
We sent him our photos for Christmas. He died just six days after this photo was taken
My father, who is dying of emphysema, is reading an anti-smoking pamphlet I made him when I was a child in the hospital.
This Is The Last Photo I Have Of My Pop
He just passed away after turning 97. I never said goodbye
My Best Friend (Left) And Myself For Our Last Ride Together
Two weeks after that day we got mugged and he died knifed to the heart
The Last Moments Of Claire Wineland Before She Went Into Surgery For A 2x Lung Transplant
My Granddaddy Passed Away Tonight At The Age Of 91
This was a few months ago, after he got his new wheelchair. This is how I will remember him: happy and full of life
Geologist David A. Johnston, 13 Hours Before His Death At The 1980 Eruption Of Mount St. Helens
My Son’s Last Photo – Died 5 Minutes Later Due To Shallow Water Black Out
My Mother, Easter Of 1986. Hospitalized With Terminal Cancer
She died in July but this was the last time she let herself to be photographed (I was 2 and a half)
The Last Photo I Have Of My Grandma (And Mom, After A Long Night Of Drinks)
She passed in November after a very brief battle with lung cancer. She was 63. I’m thankful for memories like these
Anthony Bourdain’s Final Self-Portrait on Twitter, Taken in Hong Kong
Last Photo Of Friend Who Fell 25 Feet To His Death
Jason Gaviati, the Keyboardist for famous violinist Lindsey Stirling, has posted his final Instagram post.
He was diagnosed with burkitt’s lymphoma and passed away on Nov 21st