Famous Last Words
Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
Francisco ("Pancho") Villa
I'll be in Hell before you start breakfast!
"Black Jack" Ketchum, notorious train robber
Now, now, my good man, this is no time for making
Voltaire (attributed), when asked by a priest
to renounce Satan
Get these fucking nuns away from me.
Don't worry...it's not loaded...
rock musician in the band Chicago Transit Authority as he put
the gun he was cleaning to his head and pulled the trigger.
Is someone hurt?
Robert F. Kennedy, to his wife
directly after he was shot and seconds before he fell into a
Die, my dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do!
Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't
Karl Marx, asked by his housekeeper what
his last words were
I have a terrific headache.
Roosevelt, who died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage
I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring.
Drink to me!
I have not told half of what I saw.
Venetian traveller and writer
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It
is walking towards me, without hurrying.
Dammit... Don't you dare ask God to help me.
Joan Crawford. This comment was directed towards her
housekeeper who began to pray aloud.
Lord help my poor soul
Edgar Allan Poe
Thank God. I'm tired of being the funniest person in
Del Close, improvisor, teacher and comedian,
I don't have the passion anymore, and so remember, it's
better to burn out than to fade away. Peace, Love, Empathy.
Kurt Cobain (in his suicide note), Lead
singer for American grunge band Nirvana, referencing a song by
In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the
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see another first -- attempted suicide.
anchorwoman Christine Chubbuck, who, on July 15, 1974, during
technical difficulties during a broadcast, said these words
on-air before producing a revolver and shooting herself in the
head. She was pronounced dead in hospital fourteen hours
It's very beautiful over there.
Now why did I do that?
General William Erskine,
after he jumped from a window in Lisbon, Portugal in 1813.
Don't worry, relax!
Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime
Minister, to his security staff minutes before being killed by
a suicide bomber attack.
No! I didn't come here to make a speech. I came here to
Crawford Goldsby, aka Cherokee Bill, when asked
if he had anything to say before he was hanged.
I really need a therapist'
an actor who killed himself during a matinee performance of
I know you've come to kill me. Shoot, you are only
going to kill a man.
LSD, 100 micrograms I.M.
Aldous Huxley To his
wife. She obliged and he was injected twice before his death.
Let me go to the Father's house
Pope John Paul
I know not what tomorrow will bring.
Pessoa, Portuguese poet
Jesus, I love you. Jesus, I love you.
Don't disturb my circles!
They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.
General John Sedgwick, Union Commander in the U.S.
Civil War, who was hit by sniper fire a few minutes after
Dying is easy, comedy is hard.
Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius. Will you remember to
pay the debt?
My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death.
One or the other of us has to go.