Said in a poem found next to him on his deathbed. This was the final sentence in the poem.
Said to a prostitute as she left his hotel room following a weekend-long drug and sex binge. When she turned around, Chris Farley had collapsed.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Passenger on United Flight 93, September 11, 2001. These are his last recorded words, coming at the end of a cell phone call before Beamer and others attempted to storm the airliner’s cockpit to retake it from hijackers who were part of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
His family 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.”
Leonardo da Vinci
Hunter S. Thompson
Said on a suicide note written four days before his death. He was 67 when he took his own life.
Seven-year-old pilot speaking to her mother by telephone as the engines revved for takeoff, she (and her flight instructor) crashed minutes later in rough weather, April 11, 1996.
Edgar Allan Poe
Those were his last words to fiancée Ginger Alden. She had told him, when he was on the way to the bathroom, “Don’t fall asleep in there.”
He suffered a stroke on a walk near his home, and asked to be laid down on the ground.
This was the last sentence in her suicide note to her husband.
John Wilkes Booth
Burke replied to the captain of Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771, who inquired what “the problem” was after Burke fired a gun in the cabin of the plane. Burke shot the pilots and himself, deliberately crashing the flight.
Hicks didn’t die until 11 days later, but he quit speaking after saying this.
Chess Grandmaster Bobby Fischer
talking about his former wife, Marilyn Monroe
Moments later, Gaye was fatally shot by his father, Marvin Gaye, Sr.
On September 29, 1975, he was singing his hit song “Lonely Teardrops” when he suffered a massive heart attack on stage at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, NJ. The lack of oxygen to his brain left him comatose for the remainder of his life. He died nine years later on 21 January 21, 1984.
This comment was directed towards her housekeeper who began to pray aloud.
John Jacob Astor IV
Astor and his wife were traveling on the Titanic when it struck an iceberg and began to sink. As Astor prepared to enter a lifeboat with his wife, a group of female passengers appeared on deck. He gave up his seat and spoke his final words to his wife; he was later found floating in the ocean, dead.
John Wayne Gacy
Gacy’s last words before being executed by lethal injection. The “rest” refers to the bodies of his other victims.
Cobain was quoting Neil Young lyrics when he wrote this line in his suicide note.
Words said before dying in a car accident.
Captain Edward Smith
While the Titanic was sinking, Steward Edward Brown saw the captain approach with a megaphone in his hand. He heard him say “Well boys, do your best for the women and children, and look out for yourselves.” He saw the Captain walk onto the bridge alone just seconds before the ship took took its final plunge.
Spoken to his wife before committing suicide.