Disturbing Images Of Princess Di

A photo of a dying Princess Diana is supposedly going to be shown for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival in a movie called Unlawful Killing. The paparazzo who owns the pictures of Princess Diana's last moments of life after the tragic car accident in 1997 denies selling the pictures. We want to know: How did they end up in the movie?

Princess Diana's name has been in the headlines recently because of the royal wedding, but now it's back for a reason we're not so excited about. The Daily Mail reports that a black and white close-up picture of a dying Princess Di will be shown in the movie Unlawful Killing at the Cannes Film Festival. We're disturbed -- we don't want to see death photos of Osama bin Laden and we certainly don't want to see them of the beloved Princess Diana.

Princess Diana

The pictures of Princess Diana are owned by Darryn Lyons, a "paparazzi king" who took them just before she died in a car accident in 1997, when her drunk chauffeur Henri Paul got into the crash while being followed by photographers. The Geelong Advertiser says that Lyons denies selling the photos for the film.

Unlawful Killing is backed by Mohammed Fayed, whose son Dodi was also killed in the accident, and actor Keith Allen, father of Lily Allen. This is the first time that anyone will see the photos of Princess Diana's last moments, as her face was "heavily pixelated" when they were shown to a jury during the inquest into her death.

Unlawful Killing will be shown worldwide, but apparently not in the UK. In response, Allen was quoted as saying, "Pity, because at a time when the sugar rush of the royal wedding has been sending republicans into a diabetic coma, it could act as a welcome antidote." Outrageous.

Darryn Lyons suggested that perhaps the news of the photo appearing in the film is a publicity stunt. We're guessing it's not, but we hope he's right. The last thing we want to see is a picture of a dying Princess Diana, and we can't imagine what Prince William and Prince Harry are feeling.


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Comments on "Princess Diana death photos -- totally tasteless"

SUSAN July 09, 2013 | 5:10 AM

Diana suffered far worse at the hands of the Royals than the auto accident that took her life. She was not pregnant nor was she going to marry Dodi. She was on a vacation and nothing more. Diana should have never been in a car accident, not even a fender bender. What was the Queen's problem taking so long to address her people? When she did she gave a pitiful speech! The look on Charles face as he walked behind Diana's casket showed that he was devasted. Any reality is too much for Charles to grasp. Diana will always be young and beautiful and loved by all. Camilla should be advised that she is no Grandmother and to remain in the background forever. As for the photos of Diana's death goes they boys can handle it and I am sure they spent many hours at their mothers casket side before her funeral. The world was forever changed the day Diana died.

peter la beck April 04, 2012 | 3:17 PM

This is the lowest of the low providing Diana's dying photo! SHAME on them and the people who will provide it to the general public! There cannot be anything worse than this. How disrespectfull to her memory!

Montecore August 31, 2011 | 7:26 AM

The man who drove the white car that caused the accident gave a deathbed confession and nothing was said or done by even her brother. So what good will these photos do? Then again maybe it is time her sons learned the reasons for her death. That the precious royal family thought she was pregnant with Fayed's baby and she was going to marry a muslim man, but niether was true.

kath May 13, 2011 | 11:05 AM

if you think she's a vapid, shallow alcoholic opportunistic - i'm on your side. HOWEVER: you must be able to prove you are the greater humanitarian and i have serious doubts you are - people with real compassion for others don't post/respond the way you have.

Rhonda May 12, 2011 | 8:37 AM

I totally agree with every word that Adele London said. For god sake let the women rest in peace.

Amina kuta May 12, 2011 | 4:51 AM

I honestly do not know what to say,but as a matter of fact,i did loved to see my dear princess at her last moment and also see how grussom some people can be.It will accord her the opportunity 4 the world to offer her resting soul a fresh prayers.

Reta May 11, 2011 | 11:49 PM

All people have the right of dignity doing their final stage in their life and to be respected and carry out after, the photos of her death in a car accident is poor taste, and personally shouldn't be exploited. If it was your mother, sister, daughter etc., would you want it to be plastered everywhere? Put it to rest and end it..my heart goes out to Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry regardless if they seen the photos they don't want it constantly in the camera and media.

gracie hill May 11, 2011 | 11:30 PM

people do not car she was a people to all it make me sick to know some one did it i live in the usa i am sorry sorry for prince william and harry people do not need to do they to them she have two good kids she work hard so the boys would know you have to work hard to been happy she come to the usa we was so happy to have her here to so to prince william and harry don"t let it get you down i saw one picture and it make me sick we love her to in the usa

Get Over It May 11, 2011 | 3:13 PM

If you don't want to see a dead body, then don't see the movie. I don't understand the fascination with this vapid, shallow shopaholic, a decade after her death. The people who are so fascinated with her, who elevate her to icon or saint status can't really complain when her enduring, undeserved fame produces a couple bloody images. The only people who really have a right to complain are those of us who were already sick of Diana over-exposure in 1981.

Nina May 11, 2011 | 7:13 AM

This is a beat-up todos money. Nothing new is being released. It is all on the Internet. Stop writing articles on it - you are sdvertising the movie!!

Frank May 10, 2011 | 10:28 PM

Her sons have already seen these pictures. They were published in newspapers all over Europe. Do your research, they aren't releasing anything the people haven't seen already. Stop jumping to conclusions.

kristian devon May 10, 2011 | 1:34 PM

I'd like to ask whoever's responsible if he'd like a pic of his mother on the big screen after hitting a wall at 72mph...

kristian devon May 10, 2011 | 1:31 PM

I'd like to ask whoever's responsible if he'd like a pic of his mother on the big screen after hitting a wall at 72mph...

Adele London May 10, 2011 | 1:06 PM

I think it is absolutely appalling that anyone would want to publicise such an awful and distressing picture. Not only because it is simply that, distressing, but also for the sake of her family and sons. I can't imagine what Prince William and Harry must be feeling and thinking,but my heart goes out to them, I saw one picture and was extremely upset by it, she wasn't my mother. It's an awful and tasteless act by a person/people who have no heart and no conscious. IT was and is sooo unnecessary.

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