Social media captures the vibrancy -- and also fragility -- of life. A look at some well-known final tweets
Photographer Hetherington was killed by mortar shells fired by Libyan forces while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war.
In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.
— Tim Hetherington (@TimHetherington) April 19, 2011
Wheldon died in a crash at the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship not long after sending this tweet.
— Dan Wheldon (@danwheldon) Oct. 16, 2011
Political bomb-thrower Breitbart collapsed on a sidewalk in Brentwood, Calif., not long after sending this final tweet.
A famous plastic surgeon, Ryan tweeted this photo moments before he died in a car crash.
Ryan Dunn and Jessica Chobot in "Proving Ground"
Photo of Jones from an ad for the Monkee's 1965 record "What Are We Going to Do?" "This Bouquet"
Infomercial star Mays on the set of a commercial for Arm & Hammer baking soda
Just had a close call landing in Tampa. The tires blew out upon landing. Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count on US Air.
— Billy Mays (@realBillyMays) June 27, 2009
Clarence Clemons and Bruce Springsteen
American Idol Finale May 25, Gaga & Big Man “The Edge of Glory” Really look forward to this one!!! much love
— Clarence Clemons (@clarenceclemons) May 21, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor in "Butterfield 8"
"DJ AM" Goldstein performs in Los Angeles on May 14, 2009
Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM
“New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems.”
— Adam Goldstein (@DJ_AM) August 25, 2009