Social media can at times feel like a blessing and a curse, but one thing it does let us do is get a glimpse at the thoughts one had after an individual has passed on.
As we noted earlier, many reposted the late Heavy D's final tweet of "BE INSPIRED!," an already uplifting remark that was made more poignant after his death Tuesday.
He's not alone, though: We've parsed the Twitter feeds of many a star before, hoping to shed light on where they were, what they were thinking, and in some cases, doing, before their deaths.
- In the case of Mia Amber Davis, the plus size model whose life was shockingly cut short at 36, her last remarks on the site were a congratulatory note to a friend and a thank you to her mom for Mother's Day. "[Shout out] 2 my beautiful Mommy 4 not giving up & doing it all alone!" the curvacious model, also known for her starring role in "Road Trip," posted on May 8, just two days before her death.
- The same can be said for the final tweets of Alexander McQueen, the heralded, influential fashion designer who took his own life in February of 2010. The Wall Street Journal reports that McQueen's Twitter account, which has been removed, revealed that some of his last remarks on the site were in regards to his mother's passing. He wrote on February 3 following her death, "But life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" And then McQueen's last post, sometime following February 7: "I’m here with my girl Annie Tinkerbell wishing Kerry the slag, happy birthday in NY, your [sic] 40 now girl time to slow it down we think.” McQueen was 40 when he died on February 11.
- Former Weezer band member Mikey Walsh seemed to predict his own October 8 death, having tweeted just before it on September 26, "dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today." In a second tweet, he clarified, "correction – the weekend after next."
- And then there are Elizabeth Taylor's last tweets, which, if anything, show how pervasive a certain reality TV star has become. The Hollywood icon died March 23 at 79, and the month prior, she wrote: "@kimkardashian @harpersbazaarus Our interview in Bazaar came out! You look like a princess in Egyptian robes, love!" And again, "My interview in Bazaar with Kim Kardashian came out!!!" along with a link.