I’ve Never Felt Better – 21 Famous Last Words

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I’ve Never Felt Better – 21 Famous Last Words

I’ve Never Felt Better – 21 Famous Last Words

This selection of last words ranges from the profound to the ridiculous, from those longing to stay and those more than ready to go.

elvis

#1 I’m going to the bathroom to read. These were the last words of Elvis Presley, before his fatal heart attack on the toilet. It is alleged he was reading a book about the Turin Shroud.

#2 Dear world, I’m leaving because I’m bored. Left by actor George Sanders in his suicide note.

#3 It was the food! Don’t touch the food! Shouted by Richard Harris of Lawrence of Arabia fame as he was wheeled through a hotel lobby on his way to hospital.

#4 I did not get my Spaghetti-O’s; I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this. Thomas J. Grasso, convicted murderer at his execution.

James Dean in His Porsche Spyder

#5 That guy’s got to stop… He’ll see us. An over-confident James Dean just before being hit by the aforementioned car and dying by the roadside.

#6 I am just going outside. I may be some time – Captain Oates’ heart breaking words as he stepped outside into a blizzard during Scott’s doomed Antarctic expedition. He felt he was slowing down his team and so left the tent to give them a chance and was never seen again.

#7 Strike, man, strike! Sir Walter Raleigh, the Elizabethan explorer boldly telling his executioner to get on with it as he waited for the axe to fall.

#8 Does nobody understand? James Joyce.

#9 Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good! Florenz Ziegfield, Circus Showman.

jobs

#10 Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow. Steve Jobs.

#11 Go On, Get Out – Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough! Karl Marx.

#12 My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go. Oscar Wilde on his Parisian deathbed.

#13 Don’t worry it’s not loaded. Terry Kath of the band Chicago. Sadly it was.

#14 Pardon me, Sir, I did not do it on purpose. Marie Antoinette as she stepped on the executioner’s foot as she approached the guillotine.

#15 All my possessions for a moment of time. Queen Elizabeth I.

#16 I’ve never felt better. Douglas Fairbanks Snr in response to being asked if he was OK.

billy

#17 Quién es? Quién es? Who is it? Who is it? Billy the Kid, trapped by outlaw hunters just before he was shot in the dark.

#18 That was a great game of golf, fellers. Bing Crosby.

#19 I’m bored with it all. Sir Winston Churchill.

#20 Kurt Russell. Walt Disney left these enigmatic last words -he reportedly scrawled on a piece of paper the words “Kurt Russell”. Russell was 15 at the time and acting for Disney. In April 2007, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Russell confirmed the story saying: “It’s true. I don’t know what to make of that. I was taken into his office one time after he died and I was shown that”.

leary

#21 Why not? Timothy Leary, 60’s LSD guru.

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