Sooner or later, everyone gets their ticket punched—even celebrities. Though some of them may become immortal through the legacy they leave behind in their works of art and literature, at times their untimely demise can prompt the public to look back on their well-documented lives in the hopes of finding something that might have foreshadowed their end. And, in the past, some of that searching has led to the discovery of material that would indicate there were indeed a few famous people who actually made eerily accurate predictions about their death. The following list chronicles 10 such celebrity seers.
10. The Ultimate Warrior
James Hellwig, better know as the sports entertainment superstar The Ultimate Warrior, was one of the most recognized, formidable and feared figures in the world of professional wrestling. In what became his last public appearance, The Ultimate Warrior delivered a haunting speech saying:
“No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized.”
The Ultimate Warrior then thanked his mystified fans and walked out of the ring for the very last time. The next day, on April 8, 2014, while walking to his car with his wife outside of their hotel in Arizona, Warrior clutched his chest and collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at age 54.
At least after 18 years of feuding with the heads of the WWE, he was finally able to put the past behind him as he not only made amends with Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon, but also got inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame just three days before his passing.