Last words are something that most people would rather not think about. There's a lot of pressure to try and make those last few words count for something. Not many can make it happen.
Regardless though, the last words from these 25 famous people are sad, poignant, funny, and sometimes ironic. Wait until you read what Elvis' last words were. You'll be surprised.
1. Edward R. Murrow - TV News Anchor.
While patting his wife's hand said this, “Well, Jan, we were lucky at that.”
2. Alfred Hitchcock.
“One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death, although Catholics have their hopes.”
3. John Wayne.
Said to his wife, "Of course I know who you are. You’re my girl. I love you."
4. Thomas J. Grasso.
Before he was executed, convicted murder Grasso said "I did not get my Spaghetti-O’s; I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.”
5. Ernest Hemingway.
To his wife Mary, "Goodnight my kitten."
“Tomorrow, at sunrise, I shall no longer be here.” Turns out he was correct.
7. George Orwell.
“At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves.” He died at age 46.
8. Groucho Marx.
“This is no way to live!”
9. James Brown.
"I’m going away tonight."
10. John Arthur Spenkelink.
Spenkelink was executed in 1979, his final written words were "Capital punishment means those without the capital get the punishment.”
11. Leonardo da Vinci.
“I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”
12. Truman Capote.
He kept repeating, "Mama...Mama...Mama."
13. Elvis Presley.
"I'm going to the bathroom to read."
14. Joan Crawford.
Said to her housekeeper as she was praying, "Damn it! Don’t you dare ask God to help me!”
15. Frank Sinatra.
“I’m losing it.”
16. James W. Rodgers.
Rodger was a murderer set to executed by firing squad. His final words: “Bring me a bullet-proof vest.”
17. Baseball player "Moe" Berg.
"How did the Mets do today?"
18. Marie Antoinette.
On her way to the guillotine Marie Antoinette stepped on the executioner's foot. "Pardonnez-moi, monsieur," were her last words.
19. Vince Lombardi.
He said to his wife, “Happy anniversary. I love you.”
20. Benjamin Franklin.
As his daughter asked him to move in the bed so that he could breath easier. He said, "A dying man can do nothing easy.”
21. Steve Jobs.
"Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow."
22. Harriet Tubman.
“Swing low, sweet chariot.”
23. W.C. Fields.
"God damn the whole friggin’ world and everyone in it but you, Carlotta." Carlotta was his mistress.
24. Sir Isaac Newton.
“I don’t know what I may seem to the world. But as to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself now and then in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
25. Sir Winston Churchill.
“I’m bored with it all.”
(Via: Mental Floss)
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