9) Donnie Brasco – All the glamour and the romanticism is
This selection of last words ranges from the profound to the ridiculous, from those longing to stay and those more than ready to go.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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”.
#21 Why not? Timothy Leary, 60’s LSD guru.