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Musical Icons’ Final Meals

Knowing that one’s time is running out, there is perhaps no better way to delay the inevitable than by savoring a sumptuous meal. While some may have the luxury of choice, others may not. Nonetheless, let’s take a glimpse at the final meals of ten musical icons.

When you know that your time is near, there’s no better way to keep the grim reaper waiting than to indulge in an incredible meal. Sometimes, you have a choice. Other times, well… you don’t. Either way, here is a look at the last meals of 10 musical legends.

John Lennon- Corned Beef Sandwich

Lennon was shot and killed on December 8th 1980 in New York City. It was a busy day at the studio for him, but before getting to work he stopped at the Stage Deli for an iconic New York Meal: A Corned Beef Sandwich. The famous Brit also had a cup of tea with his meal.

Elvis Presley- Ice cream & Cookies

The king was famous for his eating habits towards the end of his career. On August 15, 1977, he spent what turned out to be his final day at his home in Graceland, eating some spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Later that evening, he was served 4 scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate cookies. It was the last thing he ever ate before passing away several hours later in his bathroom.

Whitney Houston- Hamburger, Fries, And A Turkey Sandwich

When news of Whitney’s death spread like wildfire, someone managed to leak a photograph of the hotel room in which she spent her final hours. In that photo there are the remains of a hamburger, fries, a turkey sandwich, champagne, and beer, all of which she had ordered from room service.

Michael Hutchence- Spicy crab meat in potato skins

When the lead singer of INXS, was on tour in Sydney, Australia, in November 1997, he and his family enjoyed some Indian food before he went back to his hotel room. The meal he reportedly ate was an entrée of crab meat mixed with chili, ginger, and onions, and potato skins.

Jimi Hendrix- Tuna Salad Sandwich

After picking Hendrix up from a late-night party in London on the night of September 17, 1970, Monika Dannemann made him a Tuna Salad Sandwich before bed. It was the last thing he ever ate as he was found dead the next morning.

Jim Morrison- Sweet & Sour Chinese Food

According to his longtime girlfriend Pam Courson, Jim enjoyed some food together in Paris during the early morning hours of July 3, 1971. While the exact details are still a bit shady, it is generally assumed that they ate Chinese food. More specifically, Jim had some form of ‘sweet and sour’ meal with some beers.

‘Mama’ Cass Elliot- Ham Sandwich

While rumours of the singer’s death initially suggested that she had died by choking on a ham sandwich, it was later revealed that she had died of a heart attack. However, the ham sandwich was likely the last thing she ever ate, as the remains of one were in the room where she had died.

Kurt Cobain- Bananas Dulce

According to reports, the last thing Cobain ever consumed was root beer. However, the last MEAL he ever ate came from the Cactus Restaurant in Seattle, where he dined with two friends. They ordered bananas dulce, a dessert consisting of fried bananas, brown sugar, rum, and coconut ice cream.

Michael Jackson- Ahi Tuna and salad

Michael’s personal chef, Kai Chase, had already started preparing Michael’s lunch before learning that the music legend had passed away. The meal he had prepared for Michael the night before consisted of seared ahi tuna, a salad, and a glass of carrot and orange juice.

If you were able to choose one final meal to consume before meeting your maker… what would you choose?

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