He crashed his Porsche head-on into a Ford Custom Tudor coupe at the intersection of Highways 41 on US Route 46 on September 30, 1955, in California. Dean always knew highways were a dangerous affair, and in an interview, he cautioned people to go easy on them. He said, "People say racing is dangerous, but I’ll take my chances on the track any day than on a highway. Take it easy on the highway; the life you save may be mine."
She knew it could have detrimental effects on her body and went on to say, "I don't want to die." While she did die, it wasn’t the first time that the London-born singer-songwriter knew she didn’t have long. Her long-time friend Alex Foden confirmed that she was always aware she’d die young. He said, “Amy always told me she thought she'd become a member of the 27 Club. Amy knew her limits — I truly believe she knew this final binge might kill her."
For some unknown reason, Hendrix said to a friend, “I’m going to die before I’m 30.” Both predictions came true when Hendrix was found dead on September 18, 1970, in London, close to two months before his 28th birthday. The cause of death was reported as asphyxia after he aspirated on his own vomit. Barbiturate intoxication also contributed to his death, his toxicology concluded.
His fans have since been treated to posthumous releases of his work, although Grace remains his own studio album. Interestingly, one of the songs in it, named “Dream Brother,” has a line that strangely provides an accurate description of how Buckley would die three years later. It goes, “Your eyes to the ground and the world spinning round forever / Asleep in the sand with the ocean washing over.” A pretty spooky prediction, isn’t it?
Holly, meanwhile, dreamt that he, his wife, and his brother were in a plane, and his brother persuaded him to leave Maria on top of a building. This left Holly distraught. Weeks later, the singer-songwriter went on a tour in the Midwest. Suddenly, the weather changed, forcing Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. Richardson to board a chartered plane to reach their next venue in Moorhead, Minnesota. Unfortunately, the plane crashed in a cornfield, killing everyone.
When he walked toward it and asked a Union soldier, who was standing guard, about the identity of the dead person set down in it, the soldier replied, "The President." Less than two weeks after that, on the evening of April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. His body, just like in the dream, was kept on a catafalque in the East Wing of the White House.
Rumour has it that one of these medications, called propofol, may have even contributed to his death. The autopsy confirmed that MJ died due to “acute propofol intoxication.” His personal doctor, Conrad Murray, had administered the fatal prescription dose. He was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter. However, there have been suggestions from MJ’s close ones that he was murdered. Regardless of how he died, Jackson’s prediction, days before his death, did turn out to be true.
When Mal Evans, the band's former manager, was shot and murdered in January 1976, Lennon reiterated, "I’m next; I know it." And he was right. The legendary singer was shot five times by a disturbed man named Mark Chapman on December 8, 1980. Meanwhile, some fans also believe that “Borrowed Time,” which was part of what turned out to be Lennon’s last album, also referenced to the fact that the Beatles lead won’t have a long life.
All of it came true, word for word, beginning with Rasputin’s murder by a group that included the Tsar Nicholas’ cousin and nephew-in-law in the morning of December 30, 1916. Less than two years later, Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their four children were also executed, thus ending the Romanov dynasty as Rasputin had accurately predicted.
Frequent touring was taking a heavy toll on his mental and physical health; in the Netflix documentary Avicii: True Stories, the Swedish DJ went as far as to say that he was going to die if he continued touring. He said, “They have seen how ill I have felt by doing it, but I had a lot of push-backs when I wanted to stop doing gigs. I have said, like, I’m going to die. I have said it so many times.” Six months after the documentary was released, Avicii was found dead at the Muscat Hills Resort.
In the cover, Wallace holds a cold stare while leaning against a hearse, whose license plate reads “B.I.G.” It seems spooky, almost as if Wallace would be traveling in one of these soon. His last song, “Suicidal Thoughts,” also alludes to his death — "I wonder if I died, would tears come to her eyes? I want to leave; I swear to God I feel like death is calling me."
He said, “I would like to live a long life, but I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you.” Unfortunately for America, the former Nobel Peace Prize winner was absolutely right. The morning after he gave the speech, Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot when standing on the balcony of his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel.
As you’d probably know, the Titanic left Southampton for the United States but sank in the Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg in the wee hours of April 15, 1912. Thousands of passengers died, as there weren’t enough lifeboats for everyone. Interestingly, Stead was aboard the ship at the same time and, therefore, met the same fate.
When his father, Clarence, who was suffering from heart disease, diabetes, and mental conditions, put a bullet to his head in December 1928, Ernest casually said, "I'll probably go the same way." He fulfilled the prophecy on July 2, 1961, as he shot himself in the head. For the Hemingway family, however, it was nothing new. Suicide had also claimed the lives of Ernest Hemingway’s brother, sister, and niece as well.
As the years rubbled on, these problems grew on him like old age until he decided he had enough and killed himself on April 5, 1994. He was 27 then, which is, eerily, precisely the age at which he had predicted he would die. When he was 14, Cobain told a classmate that he would achieve great success and go on to make a lot of money but then die at 27. All of those predictions turned out to be true.
However, the fact that Denver may have foreshadowed his death was even more shocking than him crashing a plane. He penned “Leaving on a Jet Plane'' at the height of his career, and in it were the famous lyrics: "Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again.” Nearly three decades after the song was released, Denver hopped onto his plane, and its crash claimed his life.
It is coming again next year. The Almighty has said, no doubt, now there are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together." Not many, if any, believed it, as Twain was always joking around. To everyone’s surprise, however, Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910 — a day after the passing of Halley’s Comet.
When asked where he saw himself in the next 15 years, Tupac replied, "Best case [scenario]? In a cemetery." Sadly that is what happened on September 7, 1996. Tupac was shot four times by a member of a Compton gang in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died six days after the incident at the age of 25.
He made many strange but accurate predictions all the time, but the spookiest of them was when he made a revelation that he would die at 36. When one of his spooked-out friends questioned him why he was so certain he would die at that age, Marley stated that Jesus, too, lived until his 36th year. And weirdly enough, his prophecy came to pass, and Marley died of brain and lung cancer two months after he turned 36.