It`s amazing how eerie the last words from people are right before they pass. Most of the time it seems like they had a sense that it was coming. They sometimes completely define that person`s legacy and tell a story about how they choose to be remembered through their words. Whether they chose to take their own lives, or did not see it coming, there is a connection between their last words and their lives.
These words are strong, and often sad because there is always a sadness about someone departing, especially when too young. Their deaths affect many people, especially those very close to them. Sometimes these words have zero connection to their lives or predicted coming of death, but most of the time they do. Take a read and delve into the following 15 disturbing last words by celebrities…
15. Karl Marx
`Last words are for fools who havn`t said enough` There is something so powerful about this sentence. It emits an air of confidence and security that Marx had in terms of how we chose to think about his life. He lived fully and took each day to speak his thoughts and not being in a state of regret when his due date had come.
14. Joe DiMaggio
`I finally get to see Marilyn` It is no secret that Miss Marilyn Monroe could easily captures hearts with ease. She caught the eye of DiMaggio and he never let her go. She passed before he did and left him heartbroken. He saw light at the end of the tunnel, and saw the positive in his death. He would finally be reunited with the woman he deeply loved.
13. James Brown
`I`m going away tonight` This is really eerie and very telling that Brown had a feeling he was going to die and when. He died on December 23rd, 2006. He went for a visit to his dentist and the dentist advised him to seek medical help from a doctor because he really looked sick. He ended up dying from congestive heart failure, and then said those words.
`Tomorrow, at sunrise, I shall no longer be here.` Nostradamus was known for making incredible and accurate predictions about many things in the world. It is no surprise that he was able to predict his own death as well. He is best known for predicting September 11th and Hitler. “Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers, the greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister. Into a cage of iron will the great one be drawn, when the child of Germany observes nothing.”
11. Leonardo Da Vinci
“I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.” It is amazing to think that when we think the best of others, that they do not think of themselves the same. Da Vinci was one of the most famous artists of all time and is responsible for great works like the Mona Lisa. He knew his potential as an artist and continually was striven to be better every day. Unfortunately, at the end of his time, he did not feel fulfilled with all of his works.
10. T.S Eliot
“Valerie” The last word he was able to speak was that of the name of his wife. It is quite romantic in knowing where is head and heard was lying at the time of his death. They were a very private couple who had a 38 year age gap between them. There love was strong and passionate, right up until the day he died.
9. Alfred Hitchcock
“One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death, although Catholics have their hopes.” Hitchcock did tell the truth when he chose these famous last words. We really have no idea what comes after we die. There are many theories and they can change drastically whether you are spiritual or scientifically based. He grew up in a very strict Catholic home and often incorporated religion into his works.
8. Sir Winston Churchill
`I`m bored with it all` Sometimes at the end of it all, some people are genuinely just ready to go. It is not to say that they are unfulfilled with their lives, it could be just the opposite. They felt like they have accomplished all that they needed to in their lifetime and are ready to check out. Sometimes life is not fulfilling enough and a sense of emptiness overwhelms them, that they no longer have a passion for life within themselves.
7. Steve Jobs
`Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow!` These words were the last heard by Apple founder`s sister while he was dying. He had been sick for a while and changed the world drastically throughout his lifetime. It is never solid of what he saw or felt at that time, but it seems like something amazing. It was a sound of awe and not fear or pain. Only he will know and those who have crossed over, that is the funny thing about death, you really do not know the answers because you have not died.
6. Amelia Earheart
“Please know that I am quite aware of the hazards. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” This woman paved the road for many other women and is regarded as a hero of her time. These were her last words on the radio communicator to be heard before she disappeared mid flight with no wreckage ever recovered. She consistently worked towards providing more opportunities for women in aviation.
5. Jimi Hendrix
“The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye. The story of love is hello and goodbye, until we meet again.” This musician even knew how to phrase his last words so beautifully, his talent was incredible. Life is quick, so you best enjoy it. He believed that people meet again after death and that it is never really over. Hendrix died young at 27 years old by choking on his own vomit while intoxicated, but that is highly disputed to this day.
4. Todd Beamer
This man became famous for his last words, which were: `Let`s roll`. He was on Flight 93 on September 11th and was one of the people who tried to overtake the hijackers that fateful day. His words were heard over the in flight phone in the background by his wife, who later went on to tell the story of what she heard aboard the flight.
3. Princess Diana
`My God, what`s happened?` These words were heard by the paparazzi who were surrounding her trying to get her picture instead of helping after the car crash. She was disoriented and badly injured and that was not as important as getting their picture. Many believed that she was intentionally murdered and it was no accident at all.
2. Luciano Pavarotti
`I believe that a life lived for music is an existence spent wonderfully, and this is what I have dedicated my life to.` Pavarotti planned his statement before his death. He felt fulfilled in his lifetime and instilled the fact that music was his passion. Music was his entire life and it allowed him to live a beautiful life that he was proud of at the end of it all.
1. Charlie Chaplin
`Why not? After all, it belongs to Him.` This was his response after the priest said to him: `May the Lord have mercy on your soul.` He died in 1977 on Christmas day of a stroke and left behind a legacy of laughter. He was said to be a monument of the cinema, of all countries and all times. The most beautiful gift were the cinematic delights left to us.