Susan Shugarts asks who Vincent van Gogh last spoke to before he died. Read the answer.
Vincent shot himself in the chest on 27 July 1890, in the fields surrounding Auvers. He managed to find his way to the Auberge Ravoux, where he had been renting a room since the previous May.
When Theo heard the news, he raced to his brother’s side. Vincent died two days later on 29 July, in the arms of his beloved brother. It’s therefore very likely that Theo was the last person Vincent spoke to before passing away.