Last Words.


Life is hard. Then you die.

As per wikipedia,
Last words or final words are a person’s final articulated words said prior to death or as death approaches. Quotations of last words may not be the words spoken immediately before death, as these tend to reflect the mode of death.

The last words reported to have been uttered by a person revered as a martyr or hero of a religious, nationalist, or revolutionary movement often gain a political significance and are extensively quoted in later literature and/or used as a slogan. However, in many such cases their historical authenticity is doubted.

Although intellectually we all know that one day we shall die, generally we are so reluctant to think of our death that this knowledge does not touch our hearts, and we live our life as if we were going to be in this world forever.

Last words can make quite an impact as we shuffle off the stage of life.

While there are many other famous ones, I’ve collected and written the most poignant, funny, sad, mean, ironic or absurd final unforgettable utterances of some of the world’s biggest stars.


  1. “My Florida water.”

The comedienne and star of I Love Lucy replied with these words when asked if she wanted anything.

Name: Lucille Ball.

2. “I’m going to go be with Gloria now.”

Stewart’s wife, Gloria, preceded him in death by three years.

Name: Jimmy Stewart.

3.”Am I dying or is this my birthday?”

Name: Nancy Astor.

4. “This is no way to live!”

Name: Groucho Marx.

5. “No, but I’d rather be skiing than doing what I’m doing.”

The slender half of Laurel and Hardy said this to his nurse, who had asked if Laurel skied after the comedian initially uttered, “I wish I was skiing.”

Name: Stan Laurel.

6. “Friends applaud, the comedy is over.”

Name: Ludwig von Beethoven.

7. “No, I don’t think so.”

This was Hudson’s reply when asked if he wanted some more coffee.

Name: Rock Hudson.

8. “Surprise me.”

The radio and film star said this to his wife, Dolores, after she asked him where he wanted to be buried.

Name: Bob Hope.

9. “I always knew what I was doing.”

Name: Jackie Gleason.

10. “I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”

Name” Errol Flynn.

11. “I’ve never felt better.”

Name: Douglas Fairbanks Sr.

12. “Damn it… Don’t you dare ask God to help me.”

Crawford allegedly uttered these words to her maid, who had started praying for the actress.

Name: Joan Crawford.

13. “Hello.”

Suffering from terminal cancer, the comedian of Monty Python fame said this from his hospital bed after his adopted son arrived.

Name: Graham Chapman.

14. “Why not? It belongs to him.”

Probably apocryphal, the silent-film star allegedly said this in response to a priest at Chaplin’s deathbed who had said, “May the Lord have mercy on your soul.”

Name: Charlie Chaplin.

15. “I’m going away tonite.”

Name: James Brown.


16. “More milk.”

‘Milk’ was the nickname he’d given to the anesthetic propofol, on which he overdosed.

Name: Michael Jackson.

17. “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”

Name: Steve Jobs.

18. “I’m going to the bathroom to read.”

Name: Elvis Presley.

19. “Yes, I am.”

When asked if he was John Lennon.

Name: John Lennon.

20. “Mother, I’m going to get my things and get out of this house. Father hates me and I’m never coming back,”

Moments before his father shot him.

Name: Marvin Gaye.

21. “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.”

Name: Francois Rabelais.

22. “Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough,”

Name: Karl Marx.

22. “That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted.”

Name: Lou Costello.

23. “I finally get to see Marilyn.”

Name: Joe DiMaggio.

24. “I’m bored with it all.”

Name: Winston Churchill.

25. “Is it not meningitis?”

Name: Louisa May Alcott.

26.“I’ve had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that’s the record…”

Though suffering from intense breathing problems, he spent his last nights in a bar.

Name: Dylan Thomas.

27. “Pardon, monsieur, je ne l’ai pas fait expres.”
        Translates to ~ “Pardon me sir, I meant not to do it.”

To the executioner, after stepping on his foot.

Name: Marie Antoinette.

28. “Beautiful,”

In response to her husband asking how she felt.

Name: Elizabeth Barret Browning.

29. “Is it the Fourth?”

Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, 50 years to the day after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Name: Thomas Jefferson.

30. “Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal?”

Name: Louis XIV.

31. “Damn it. How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!”

Name: Simon Bolivar.

32. “On the contrary,”

He’d been sick for a while and his nurse said to him, ‘You seem to be feeling better this morning,’ to which he began replying as above, dying mid-sentence.

Name: Henrik Ibsen.

33. “Thank God. I’m tired of being the funniest person in the room.”

Name: Del Close.

34. “God will forgive me. It is his possession.”

Name: Heinrich Heine.

35. “I know you have come to kill me. Shoot coward, You are only going to kill a man.”

Name: Ernesto ‘CHE’ Guevara.

The last words of such renowned men have been engraved in history to be cherished and learnt from for long. But have you heard what a common man mutters before leaving? Omitting the earnestness, check out some remarkably whimsical phrases right here:


  • These weren’t my grandmother’s last words, but while she was in the hospital before she died she was sleeping, and her breath got slow, and it looked like it would be the end. Then she woke up and said “Oh shit, I thought I was dying.”

  • I had my grandmother dying, several of her children were in the hospital room talking and she opened her eyes and said “Could you people be quiet, I’m trying to die here.” She died soon after.

  • “Holy shit, Betty White is still alive!”

    …is what Betty White says every morning.

  • My grandad was on his last legs, his family surrounded him.

    Aunt said to him through heavy sobs “It’s okay, you can go now dad.”

    Grandad mustered up the strength to say “I’m not gone yet for fuck sake!

    …and those were the last words of my grandfather.

  • “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!”

    That would fuck with some heads.

  • “Tell the governor that he has lost my vote” – Some guy that was sentenced to death.

  • “Hey…. You guys wanna see a dead body?”

  • Fun Fact but famous author Roald Dahl almost final words were, “Im not frightened. Its just that I will miss you all so much” to his family. After falling unconscious the nurse than injected him with morhphine to ease his passing and he said his actual words:

    “Ow, Fuck”- Only real way to leave 😉

  • “Given the choice of dying or listening to you one more minute I’d rather…”

  • “This water isn’t deep enough for sharks.” -he said before being eaten by a crocodile.

  • Holding your loved ones hand; “I’m sorry I couldn’t tell you earlier, just head to random coordinates“.

    Have generations of people searching for nothing.

  • “It says rat poison, not human poison.”

  • “Please step to your left–you’re standing on my oxygen tube!”

  • “Hey, everybody, watch this…”

  • “I left $50,000 in the-” 

  • “These are my last words. No, these are my last words. Shit, these are my last words . . .”

  • Favourite epitaph is the Irish comedian Spike Milligan who gravestone reads “I told you I was sick.”

Already thought of what your last words are going to be?

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