The Last Words Of 15 Legendary People

Death comes to all inevitably, and with it comes the final moments of life, including a person’s last words.  Some people may have prepared their words in advance, but most, one must imagine, are just simply reactionary.  What a person chooses to say in their final moments can can be touching, funny, sad, or strange, but in any case it serves as a final message to the world before they sign off.

1) Pancho Villa, Prominent Mexican Revolutionary general, assassinated

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“Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.”

 

2) George Harrison, member of the Beatles, lung cancer

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“Love one another.”

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3) Steve Jobs

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“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”

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4) Joseph Henry Green, Surgeon, an acute seizure

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Green was checking his own pulse as he lay dying. His last word: “Stopped.”

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5) Nostradamus, reputed seer, edema

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Nostradamus,stated, “Tomorrow, at sunrise, I shall no longer be here.” He was right.

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6) Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, severe stroke

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“I’m bored with it all.”

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7) Joan Crawford, Actress, heart attack

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Crawford yelled at her housekeeper, who was praying as Crawford died. Crawford said, “Damn it! Don’t you dare ask God to help me!”

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8) “Pistol” Pete Maravich, basketball great, heart failure

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“I feel great.”

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9) Buddy Rich, Drummer,  heart failure during surgery

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As he was being prepped for surgery, a nurse asked him, “Is there anything you can’t take?” Rich replied, “Yeah, country music.”

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10) Frank Sinatra, singer, actor, director, producer, heart attack

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“I’m losing it.”

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11) Michael Landon, actor, pancreatic cancer

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His family was gathered around his bed, and his son said it was time to move on. Landon said, “You’re right. It’s time. I love you all.”

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12) Sir Isaac Newton, physicist and mathematician, documented as natural causes

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“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.”

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13) Leonardo da Vinci, polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist,cartographer, botanist, writer, documented as natural causes

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“I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”

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14) Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre, executed

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Antoinette stepped on her executioner’s foot on her way to the guillotine. Her last words: “Pardonnez-moi, monsieur.”

15) Bing Crosby, singer and actor, heart attack

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After finishing a round he said to his partners, “That was a great game of golf, fellas.”  He then collapsed on the way to the clubhouse.

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