No one knows when they will breathe their last. Death is quite uncertain and a single moment can change your life, whether for the good or the bad. Humans have faced a lot of tragedies over the years and none of them were expected. However, there have been some pictures that show us just moments before those tragedies struck. Here are some of them.

John Lennon

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Here John Lennon signs autographs for “fans” outside his New York City home, with Mark David Chapman behind him, the man who would shoot and kill Lennon approximately 10 minutes later.

Columbine Hero Dave Sanders

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On April 20, 1999, shots and explosions rocked Columbine High School in Colorado. Seniors Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris perpetrated the horrific attacks that left 12 students and one teacher dead and injured another 24 students (three while attempting to escape). But the death toll could have been much higher if not for the actions of teacher William “Dave” Sanders (seen above), who warned hundreds of students in the cafeteria to run and seek shelter before the shooters could find them. Sanders is considered to have saved dozens of lives, if not more.

Unfortunately, Sanders, in his bid to warn students, encountered Harris and Klebold in a hallway and was shot twice. He died of his injuries before rescue teams could enter the building. He was the lone teacher to be killed that day.

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