Last Words of 50 Famous People – Part 2

26James W. Rodgers

The final statement of an American murderer James W. Rodgers before facing a firing squad was "I done told you my last request… a bulletproof vest."


27. French physician Nostradamus last words were "Tomorrow, at sunrise, I shall no longer be here," correctly predicting his death.


28. The last words of convicted murderer Roosevelt Green were “I am about to die for a murder I did not commit, that someone else committed ... I love the Lord and hope that God takes me into his kingdom, and goodbye, [M]other.”


29. At his public execution, the last words of murderer William Palmer is said to have looked at the trapdoor on the gallows and asked the hangman, "Are you sure it's safe?


30. French writer Voltaire when asked by a priest to renounce Satan before his death. His last words were "Now is not the time for making new enemies."


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31Gary Gilmore

"Let's do it!", were the last words of American criminal Gary Gilmore before being executed by firing squad. Gilmore is also oft-quoted as saying a few minutes earlier, as he walked past the Hi-Fi Murderers on his way to be executed was: "Adios, Pierre and Andrews. I'll be seeing you directly."


32. American statesman Alexander Hamilton’s last words were “Remember, my Eliza, you are a Christian”, addressing his wife after being mortally shot by a rival statesman in a duel.


33. The last words of Jesus are thought to be “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit”, right before his death by crucifixion.


34. A female SS Guard Irma Grese last words was "Schnell" (translated as "Quick and glossed idiomatically as "Make it quick" or "Get it over with.")


35. English naturalist Charles Darwin's last words were "I am not the least afraid to die."


36John William Rook

Australian killer John William Rook's last words to the hangman were "Freedom. Freedom at last, man."


37. The last words of German theologian Martin Luther who started the Protestant Reformation were “We are beggars, this is true.”


38. American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s last words were “I don't care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me” to the fellow inmate who was just about to beat him to death.


39. The last words of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde were "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.


40. American criminal John Frederick Thanos’ last word was "Adios."


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41Vespasian

In 79 AD, as the Emperor Vespasian neared death, he said “Vae! Puto deus fio” which can be translated to “Dammit! I think I'm becoming a god.” He later died of a sudden attack of diarrhea.


42. The last words of convicted war criminal Harry Morant to his firing squad was "Shoot straight, you bastards. Don't make a mess of it!"


43. The last words of the first president of the United States George Washington reassuring his secretary were "Tiss well. I die hard, but I am not afraid to go."


44. The last words of American serial killer Ted Bundy was "Give my love to my family and friends."


45. Venetian traveler Marco Polo's last words were "I have not told half of what I saw."


46Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini's last words were "Shoot me in the chest!", while facing a partisan leader.


47. Italian artist Raphael's last word was “Happy.”


48. English writer Virginia Woolf addressed her husband Leonard in her suicide note. Her last written words were "I don’t think two people could have been happier than we have been."


49. American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (c. 2 July 1937), reporting to her headquarters in her last known radio transmission was "We are running on line north and south", shortly before her disappearance.


50. The founder of Islam Prophet Muhammad's last words were “Oh God, highest friend in heaven!”

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