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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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91.

Jen    

First of all, this picture and video are FAKE! Look at his hat (its cropped!).. this picture of him was photoshopped onto
the background of a Leer jet. The Video anyone could have shot.

TMZ... very very disapointing! Have you nothing better to do?

Leave them alone. They are suffering enough! Let him Rest in Peace please!

2130 days ago
92.

Jen    

FAKE PICTURE PEOPLE!!!
LOOK CLOSELY!

Shame on you TMZ!

2130 days ago
93.

Allknowingone    

PuffDaddy, if you are answering my question about what "go hard on the block" means, then thank you! I thought it meant something like that but just hadn't heard it before. If you weren't answering me but rather just handing out some good advice for the day, then thanks for that too!! ;-)

2130 days ago
94.

sandyduncansglasseye    

dont know who this dude was...can't say he is in my thoughts

2130 days ago
95.

annie    

HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT THE TOP OF HIS HAT IS VERY FLAT, LIKE IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN THAT FLAT IN REALITY ? THE TOP OF THE HAT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS CROPPED BUT WHY ? THE TOP OF HIS HAT LOOKS LIKE IT IS DISAPPEARING INTO PART OF THE OUTSIDE OF THE PLANE. ITS VERY WEIRD. WHAT IS THE REASON ? ITS SO STRANGE THAT YOU CAN SEE THE OUTSIDE OF THE PLANE WHERE THE VERY TOP OF HIS HAT SHOULD BE, IT PROVES THE HAT WAS NOT DISAPPEARING INTO A SHADOW OR ANYTHING. AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TMZ LOGO THAT IS LIGHTLY SUPERIMPOSED ON THE PHOTO EITHER. WEIRD.

2130 days ago
96.

Elvis    

it's so weird how he video recorded the plan almost as if he new something was going to happen. At least i think it's ironic, i mean who video records their plane? So sad he is dead now, he was so young. I am still very shock Travis and DJ AM made it out alive. WOW........I honestly believe it was a miracle..

2130 days ago
97.

Elvis    

i mean plane

2130 days ago
98.

oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

That jet only needs a 4500 ft runway to take-off, the one they were on was over 8000ft....seconds were lost in aborting take-off tha could have avoided this outcome. I'm thinking pilot error now.

2130 days ago
99.

Brianna    

I agree.
TMZ, come on.
I used to support some of it, but now I have lost all respect for you.

First the Travis 911 call....
now this?
If you had any heart, you'd take this photo off the page.
Like I said, no one (especially friends and family of Chris) wants to see a photo of him right before he died.
What, is is supposed to make us feel better?

Get with it.

2130 days ago
100.

Brianna    

R.I.P Lil' Chris.

You will be missed.
Rock the heavens for us.

2130 days ago
101.

Wifee    

Wow..First off I can not believe how Insensitive people can be. Yes it is sad that this video was sent to friends and family . Its sick that somehow it got released to this trashy website. It is something that should of remained private. Please keep your ignorant comments to yourself. Anyone who knew Chris knew he was a kind soul. He was an amazing man and father and was proud to take care of his family. He was humble and a loving friend. ...Who would do ANTHING for his friends and family. He was the glue that held everyone around him together. This is a tragic accident that no one was expecting. So when you post your ignorant comments about Chris remember he never asked for these photos to be released to the public and keep in mind that his family is suffering greatly. Instead of commenting on him say a prayer for his beautiful son who lost his father. Chris loved life and lived every day to the fullest.

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln
We love you Chris~ know that you have touched all of us and we will always keep a part of you....close to our hearts..

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller






2129 days ago
102.

G    

TMZ- Why do you really have to have the TMZ image across his face? Being a bit possessive with a photo that doesn't belong to you don't you think? Show the picture for memorial purposes, not publicity, we all know what site we are on.

2129 days ago
103.

2Pac    

The airplane in the photo on top is not the one that crashed. That is a Hawker and the plane that crashed was a Learjet 60.

2129 days ago
104.

tinnie    

omg let these people rip its bad enough the families hae to see this crap

2129 days ago
105.

Missy    

R.I.P

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