Top 10 Famous Last Words




10.Bob Hope

“Surprise me”.

Spoken to his wife after she had asked him where he wanted to be buried. 2003, California, Hope was 100.

9.Conrad Hilton

“Leave the shower curtain on the inside of the tub”.

Founder of the Hilton Hotels chain in 1979 when asked for any last words of wisdom.




8.Marvin Gaye

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

Marvin Gaye was fatally shot by his father, Marvin Gaye Snr, just after uttering these words in April 1984.

7. James Dean

“That guy’s got to stop… He’ll see us”.

James Dean said this to his friend Rolf Wutherich referencing another car moments before a head on collision ended his life in 1955.

6. Pablo Picasso

“Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can’t drink any more.”

Picasso uttered these words before dying while entertaining friends with his wife Jacqueline in France, 1973.

5. George Appel

“Well gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel”.

Said just before he was executed by electric chair in the US in 1928.

4. Crowfoot

“A little while and I will be gone from among you. Whither, I cannot tell. From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go. What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”

Crowfoots deathbed speech, 1890.

3. Humphrey Bogart

“I never should have switched from Scotch to Martinis”.

January 1957, Bogart had changed drinks after recovering from oesophageal cancer surgery 12 months earlier.

2. Che Guavara

“Shoot coward as you are only killing a man”.

Allegedly said to his shooter in Bolivia, 1967.

1. Albert Einstein

“Der ver nicht #*@(# gestaple…”

1955. Einstein’s spoke his last words in German but unfortunately the nurse who was with him at the time didn’t understand German. We can assume that they would have been great but will never really know.

Lyra Cam

Hi, I'm a marine biologist currently working in northern Queensland, Australia. I am fascinated by the amount of information we have access to and outside work I am addicted to researching unusual topics and summarizing my research in the form of lists.

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