While no one knows what their last words will be, these famous people made their last words count. Whether they knew it was their time to exit the world, one thing they all have in common is that they were self-aware.
Here are the famous last words of these famous people.
1. “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” – Steve Jobs
2. “I’m losing it.” – Frank Sinatra
3. “I’m going to the bathroom to read.” – Elvis Presley
4. “I’ll sleep well tonight.” – Henry Ford
5. The English film producer Alfred Hitchcock was quite philosophical on his deathbed. His last word were: “One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death, although Catholics have their hopes.”
6. “I should never have switched from Scotch to martinis.”- Humphrey Bogart
7. Albert Abraham Michelson was a Nobel Prize winner who contributed tremendously to Physics in his lifetime. Even on his deathbed, the genius was measuring light. He wrote in his log: “The following is a report on the measurement of the velocity of light made at the Irvine Ranch, near Santa Ana, California, during the period of September 1929
8. “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.” – Leonardo da Vinci
9. Johnny Ace, an R&B singer, died in 1954 after shooting himself accidentally with a pistol. His last words were “I’ll show you that it won’t shoot.”
10. Benjamin Franklin’s last words were: “A dying man can do nothing easy.” This was in response to his daughter asking him to adjust on the bed so he could breathe more easily.
11. Joe DiMaggio was Marilyn Monroe’s ex-husband during her lifetime. He was so in love with her that he brought flowers to her grave for 20 years after her death. Even as he was dying at the age of 84, he was still thinking of Marilyn. His last words were: “I’ll finally get to see Marilyn.”
12. “More milk.” – Michael Jackson. He was referencing the the nickname he’d given to the anesthetic propofol which led to his untimely death.
13. The renowned music composer Jean-Philippe Rameau disapproved of a song sung at his bedside. He said, “What the devil do you mean to sing to me, priest? You are out of tune.”
14. Sir Isaac Newton’s last words were humble. He said, “I don’t know what I may seem to the world. But as to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself now and then in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than the ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
15. “Money can’t buy life.” – Bob Marley