Famous Last Wordsadmin, · Categories: Fun Trivia
“The trouble with heart disease is that the first symptom is often hard to deal with – sudden death.” Michael Phelps
According to one of his daughters, when on his death bed, Bob Hope was asked where he would like to be buried; the comedian raised an eyebrow and simply answered, “Surprise me.”
Want the last words of someone famous quoted at your funeral? Make a note of it in your own Funeral Plan.
- When asked for any last requests whilst faced with the firing squad, James Rogers replied, “Why, yes! A bullet proof vest,”
- George Appel, just before he was executed in electric chair.
“Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel.”
- “How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? French fries”.
James French, executed in electric chair in Oklahoma.
- “Hurry it up you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you’re screwing around.”
Carl Panzram, executed by hanging Leavenworth, Kansas.
- “Remember, the death penalty is murder.”
- “I’d rather be fishing.”
- “I did not get my Spaghetti-O’s, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.”
Thomas J. Grasso, when asked about his last meal.
- “Lock and load. Let’s do it.”
G. W. Green. Executed by injection, Texas.
- “You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everyone dances with the Grim Reaper.”
Robert Alton Harris
- “I am innocent, innocent, innocent. Make no mistake about this. I owe society nothing. I am an innocent man and something very wrong is taking place tonight.”
- “Such is life,”
- “Monsieur, I beg your pardon.”
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, spoken to the executioner, after she stepped on his foot.
- “Today is a good day to die. I forgive all of you. I hope God does too.”
Mario Benjamin Murphy
- “Shoot straight you bastards and don’t make a mess of it!”
Harry Harbord “Breaker” Morant, executed by firing squad.
- “Capital punishment … them without the capital get the punishment.”
Last words of the more law-abiding, famous and notorious…
- “Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.”
Oscar Wilde, writer
- “Die, my dear doctor? That is the last thing I shall do.”
- “Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.”
John Barrymore, actor
- “Now comes the mystery.”
Henry Ward Beecher, evangelist
- “I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.”
Humphrey Bogart, actor
- “I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room – and God damn it – died in a hotel room.”
Eugene O’Neill, writer
- “Am I dying or is this my birthday?”
Lady Nancy Astor, when she woke briefly and found herself surrounded by her family.
- “Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I’m happy.”
Ethel Barrymore, actress
- “Don’t let poor Nelly (his mistress, Nell Gwynne) starve.”
Charles II, King of England and Scotland
- “It is very beautiful over there.”
Thomas Alva Edison, inventor
- “Get my swan costume ready.”
Anna Pavlova, ballerina
- “Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good!”
Florenz Ziegfeld, showman