Parting Words: Last Words from 36 Well-Known Figures

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1Challenger Space Shuttle

Challenger Space Shuttle

The last recorded words to come from inside the Challenger Space Shuttle before it exploded were, "Uh oh."

2. American gambler and gunman of the old west Doc Holliday’s last words were “This is funny.” He always figured he would be killed someday with his boots on and was looking at his bootless feet, amused, while a nurse attended to him and denied his request for a shot of whiskey.

3. The last words of Scottish adventurer Alexander Blackwell, “I’m sorry for the mistake but this is the first time I’ve been beheaded” were spoken after he laid his head on the wrong side of the chopping block and was corrected by the executioner.

4. Bob Marley's last words to his son Ziggy were "Money can't buy life."

5. American physicist Richard Feynman's last dying words were “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”

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6Graham Chapman

Graham Chapman

English comedian Graham Chapman's last words were "Sorry for saying f*ck."

7. Karl Marx's last words were “Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!”

8. German flying ace Heinrich Ehrler during World War 2 shot down two bombers and rammed the last one, destroying both planes in the process. His last words were “Theo, Heinrich here. Have just shot down two bombers. No more ammunition. I’m going to ram. Auf Wiedersehen, see you in Valhalla!”

9. Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's last words were "Quite the contrary" (Tvertimod) in response to his nurse's assuring a visitor he was doing better.

10. John F. Kennedy's last words to Jackie were, "Take off the glasses, Jackie."

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11Lawrence Oates

Lawrence Oates

Antarctic explorer Lawrence Oates sacrificed his life for his crew by walking to his death in −40 °F. His last words were "I am just going outside and may be some time."

12. A French statesman named Charles de Gaulle's last words were “I feel pain here”, pointing at his neck seconds before he unexpectedly died from an aneurysm.

13. The last words of President James K. Polk, to his wife, were: "I love you, Sarah. For all eternity, I love you."

14. Pancho Villa's last words before he died were: "Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something."

15. Terry Kath from the band Chigaco's last words were "Don't worry about it ... look, the clip is not even in it" - just before putting a pistol to his temple and pulling the trigger.

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16Eugene O'Neill

Eugene O'Neill

American playwright Eugene O'Neill was born on October 16, 1888 in a hotel at Times Square, he also died on November 27, 1953 in another hotel in Boston. His last words were "I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room and died in a hotel room."

17. The last words of the assassin (Ramón-Mercader) that murdered Leon Trotsky with an ice pick were "I hear it always. I hear the scream. I know he’s waiting for me on the other side."

18. Steve Jobs last words were "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow."

19. American singer Bing Crosby's last words were," That was a great game of golf, fellas." Soon after he collapsed from a heart attack.

20. Legendary distiller Jack Daniels' last words were "One last drink, please."

21Michael Jackosn

Michael Jackosn

Michael Jackson’s last words were “Let me have some milk,” asking his doctor for more propofol, shortly before he died from an overdose of the same drug.

22. Saddam Hussein's last words were "There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad-" before the executioner let the floor out from beneath the gallows, cutting him off midsentence.

23. Marlboro Man Wayne McLaren died of lung cancer and his last words were "Take care of the children. Tobacco will kill you, and I am living proof of it."

24. American singer Frank Sinatra's last words were "I'm Losing it."

25. English musician John Lennon's last words were "I'm shot! I'm shot!", after he was fatally shot.

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