In a recent interview with NME.com, Odd Future front man Tyler, the Creator claims he’ll be dead by the time he reaches his 40th birthday.
The charismatic Odd Future leader is known for saying odd and outlandish sh*t, but he won’t be the first musician to predict his own death. Tyler revealed in the interview how he thinks he’ll eventually die: “Either an obsessed fan or a heroin overdose. I’ll probably get into that at 24.”
Tyler had a few other eyebrow raising moments in his in-depth interview with NME.com. He dished about his latest Twitter battle with Chris Brown and how he thinks that the 1999 Columbine High School shooters were “probably cool people.”
Tyler’s interview was pretty heavy, but there’s nothing heavier than predicting the year you’ll perish from existence.
There’s something about a self-fulfilling prophecy when it comes to predicting your death, so GlobalGrind thinks people should stop doing it. Remember, whatever you speak out into the universe may come true.
With that said, check out all the celebs who predicted their own deaths on the next few pages!
When you think of a musician predicting his own death, Tupac Shakur is probably the first person to come to mind. In a collaborative song entitled “N*ggas Done Changed,” Tupac rapped, “I been shot and murdered, can tell you how it happened word for word, But best believe n*ggas gon’ get what they deserve.”
No one really knew that Beatles legend John Lennon had predicted his death until four years later. In “Borrowed Time,” John sings, “Living on borrowed time, without a thought for tomorrow.”
In the mid-nineties Notorious B.I.G. was beefing with Tupac Shakur and made an album entitled “Ready To Die.” A year after Tupac died, Biggie succumbed to the same death.
The legendary Jimi Hendrix predicted his death in his song “The Ballad of Jimi.” Lyrics like “Many things he would try, for he knew soon he’d die,” and “Now Jimi’s gone, he’s not along. His memory still lives on” became Jimi’s fate.
The “King of Pop” Michael Jackson didn’t start predicting his death until later on in life. Before his death, his sister Latoya Jackson revealed that he would always mention how he felt like someone was trying to kill him.
Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s members Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington wrote about death in their song “The Smell.” The lyrics went “Angel of death upon you,” “the smell of death surrounds you.” Three days after their album released, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crashed in Mississippi. Gary survived, but Ronnie and three other bandmates died.