An author by the name of Patrick Rothfuss once said, “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
This certainly rings true in life, as we often find ourselves remembering words throughout our lives uttered by loved ones or people that have meant something to us, as we shuffle down the long and winding pathway of life.
What some may find intriguing is what people choose to leave (or forced to leave) as their last and final words ever spoken on this earth. In the following list, you can read the last words ever spoken by a sample of famous people. Some are poignant, some are humorous, and some were probably not intentionally meant to be their final words. But as we know, death waits for no one.
1. Humphrey Bogart – “I should never have switched from Scotch to martinis.”
2. Joe DiMaggio – “I finally get to see Marilyn.”
Speaking of his former love Marilyn Monroe. DiMaggio died in 1999 following a battle with lung cancer. At his bedside was his attorney, Morris Engelberg, who told Vanity Fair magazine that the Yankee great never got over Monroe’s death from an apparent drug overdose in 1962.
3. Winston Churchill – “Oh, I am so bored with it all.”
4. Walt Disney – “Kurt Russell.”
Written by Walt Disney on a piece of paper just before he died of lung cancer. To this day, no one knows why he wrote Russell’s name. At the time, Russell was a child star working for the Disney studio. Disney died in 1966 at the age of 65.
5. Salvador Dali — “I do not believe in my death.”
6. Hunter S. Thompson — “No more games. No more bombs. No more walking. No more fun. No more swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No fun – for anybody. 67. You are getting greedy. Act your old age. Relax – This won’t hurt.”
7. River Phoenix — “No paparazzi, I want anonymity.”
8. Thomas Edison — “It is very beautiful over there.”
9. Sid Vicious — “We made a death pact, and I have to accomplish my part of the deal. Please bury me next to my baby. Please bury me with my leather jacket, jeans and motorcycle boots. Goodbye. With love, Sid.”
Talking about his girlfriend, Nancy, who died a month earlier.
10. John Belushi — “Just don’t leave me alone.”
11. James Dean — “That guy’s got to stop… He’ll see us.”
12. Chris Farley — “Please don’t leave me. Please don’t leave me.”
13. Ernest Hemingway — “Goodnight, my kitten.”
14. Michael Jackson — “Please, please give me some.”
Asking Dr. Conrad Murray for drugs. Shortly after saying this, he died of an overdose.
15. Steve Jobs — “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”