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Top 10 famous last words

It is said that out of all the words we say in our lifetime, it is the words said on our deathbed that make the most sense. For some it's a last chance to say something funny, poignant or honest that they want to be remembered by. Here's a list of our top ten funny and memorable famous last words:

  1. On her way to the guillotine Marie Antoinette stepped on her executioner’s foot. Her last words: "Pardonnez-moi, monsieur."

  2. Composer Jean-Philippe Rameau objected to a song sung at his bedside. He said, "What the devil do you mean to sing to me, priest? You are out of tune."

  3. When Wilson Mizner, a successful playwright, was on his deathbed, a priest said, "I'm sure you want to talk to me." Mizner answered, "Why should I talk to you? I’ve just been talking to your boss."

  4. Louise-Marie-Thérèse de Saint Maurice, Comtesse de Vercellis let one rip while she was dying. She said, "Good. A woman who can fart is not dead."

  5. Murderer James W. Rodgers was put in front of a firing squad in Utah and asked if he had a last request. He replied, "Bring me a bullet-proof vest."

  6. Johnny Ace, an R&B singer, died in 1954 while playing with a pistol. His last words were, "I'll show you that it won't shoot."

  7. Derek Jarman was an artist, writer, and filmmaker. His last words: "I want the world to be filled with white fluffy duckies."

  8. Blues singer Bessie Smith died saying, "I'm going, but I’m going in the name of the Lord."

  9. William Henry Seward, architect of the Alaska Purchase, was asked if he had any final words. He replied, "Nothing, only 'love one another.'"

  10. Apple founder Steve Jobs' last words were, "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow."

Posted by Christian Legacy on October 21, 2015 1:00 PM

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