Famous People’s Final Words

A list of famous people’s last words. Some of the words really shocked those around them. In fact, some of them continued to have a sense of humor through their final days. Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Joan Crawford’s final words were to her housekeeper. She was died of liver cancer on May 10, 1977. She said, “Damn it … don’t you dare ask God to help me.”

Marvin Gaye said something unusual prior to being shot by his father on April 1, 1984. “Mother, I’m going to get my things and get out of this house. Father hates me, and I’m never coming back.”

Pablo Picasso was a man after his own heart. He said, “Drink to me!” Other reports say, “Drink to me. Drink to my health. You know I can’t drink anymore.” He died of Myocardial infarction in 1973.

TV Journalist Tim Russert said his final words while greeting a colleague. “What’s happening?” He asked this question before he died of Myocardial infarction.

Renal failure was the cause of Barry White’s death on July 4, 2003. Smooth as ever, he muttered “Leave me alone. I’m fine.”

James Dean died in a car crash on Sept. 30, 1955. The iconic actor is reported to have said “That guy’s got to stop … he’ll see us.”

George Washington’s first words when became President in 1789 were “Among the vicissitudes incident to life.” It was ruled that pneumonia was the cause of death, and his last words are disputed as being one of the following: “It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go.”

Winston Churchill probably said it all in his final last words. “I’m bored with it all.”