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Chris Baker's Final Photo

9/22/2008 8:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a photo of Chris Baker just moments before he boarded the Learjet that crashed on takeoff.

Baker sent the cell phone photo at 11:22 ET, 31 minutes before the plane crashed. Baker e-mailed the photo to a friend with the text, "Go hard on the block."

Baker, Travis Barker's assistant, was one of the four people who died in the crash. The video of the jet was shot by Baker before he boarded.

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sad:(    

poor guy, May he rest in peace...........

2229 days ago
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Lanie    

That is SO sad. I have seen his myspace -- he was obviously very tight with Travis. He looked like he loved life. It is so depressing to see his pictures and know he is no longer alive.

Life is cruel sometimes.. VERY, very, very cruel.

2229 days ago
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Tess T Cull    

His family really doesn't need to see this online. Let it be, TMZ.

2229 days ago
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Lanie    

7. This young man's brother was killed in a motorcycle accident less than a month ago. Sad for the family.. My deepest prayers are with you all...

Posted at 6:27PM on Sep 22nd 2008 by Straight As Can Be
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I read that.. his poor family and friends. How much tragedy can one family endure? Like I said in my previous post - life can be cruel. :(

2229 days ago
20.

XxDonnyxX    

Morbid.. RIP

2229 days ago
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Spellmaster    

What's really eerie, is the ghostly TMZ across the photo... obviously, the spirit guides of TMZ knew a newsworthy event was gonna happen... oooooohhhhhhh........

2229 days ago
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BD    

Uhm...the plane behind him is actually called a Hawker...its not a lear 60, which is the aircraft invovled in the crash... i think you were misinformed.

And RIP to all those who perished. I hate that the crew arent being given as much attention as the other 2.

2229 days ago
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JEnJEn    

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REGARDING THE "TRAVIS 911 CALL"

UMMMMMMM didnt ABC Columbia News AIR this video FIRST????

Stay off TMZ ass!!!

YES its sad.... i would be horrified if after this happened to me i find out my plea for help was made public.... thank the police dept as it says courtesy of "____ 5 poice dept"

You entertain me TMZ..... for the good and the bad.


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2229 days ago
24.

oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

You can just barely pick out the Capt in her seat doing pre-flt....geez, poor souls, everyone of them and their familys.

2229 days ago
25.

Tangie    

So the "friend" he sent it to has posted it on the internet? Nice. Everybody has to get desperate attention I guess.

2229 days ago
26.

Charliesmom    

It's bad enough TMZ is milking this tragedy and without research or concern for the victims and their families but to spread your name across the last photo of this young man is too much. What does the side of the curb look like from your view in the gutter?

2229 days ago
27.

infidel    

life on earth is nothing more than a prelude to eternal life the Lord has granted for his people.

be happy they are in Heaven with the Lord enjoying eternal joy and happiness.

God Bless.

2229 days ago
28.

Illinois person    

TMZ, shame you guys! Was this photo and caption really necessary? Out of respect for the late Mr. Baker and his family you really should have known better.

2229 days ago
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sad    

OMG, now everyone is complaining about THIS video being too disturbing? Shut up already. Stop acting like "the families" all check TMZ nonstop for footage to get upset over. What you're calling for is censorship and it's getting annoying.

2229 days ago
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truth    

TMZ please take it off! Let the family grieve and try and heal after all they have been though! I’m sure none of the loved ones appreciate letting all of America see and hear the death of Chris and other passengers for entertainment, what if it was your family!!! My prayers are with the family and friends.

2229 days ago
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