The grisly thought about a deathbed might be quite unnerving for anyone, but not for these famous people. Knowing the last words that someone spoke can sometimes throw light on their character or on the circumstances in which they died. You can't help but feel that some of the last quotes by famous people on this list encapsulate their personas. From the ever level-headed Winston Churchill, who declared in his final moments that he's 'so bored with it all' to the last wish from John Belushi to not be left alone. These famous last words can sometimes be ironically funny, and other times - eloquent and truly deep.

This list was compiled by Imgur user howsthepeeping. Do you know of any last words and inspirational quotes that belong on this list? We'd love to have them in this list, though we ask our readers to please keep both their comments and their submissions respectful of these people's memories.

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#1

Todd Beamer Was A Passenger On United Flight 93, September 11, 2001. These Are His Last Recorded Words At The End Of A Cell Phone Call Before Beamer And Others Attempted To Storm The Airliner's Cockpit To Retake It From Hijackers. The Plane Crashed Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania

Todd Beamer Was A Passenger On United Flight 93, September 11, 2001. These Are His Last Recorded Words At The End Of A Cell Phone Call Before Beamer And Others Attempted To Storm The Airliner's Cockpit To Retake It From Hijackers. The Plane Crashed Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania

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KatieCantrell
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4 years ago

This should definitely be #1. True definition of a hero.

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#2

Jimi Hendrix Wrote This In A Poem Found Next To Him On His Deathbed. This Was The Final Sentence In The Poem

Jimi Hendrix Wrote This In A Poem Found Next To Him On His Deathbed. This Was The Final Sentence In The Poem

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CupcakeQueen
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3 years ago

Don't really understand this, but kinda cool for somebody's last words!

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#3

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

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YashodaJordan
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4 years ago

Hè got that right

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#4

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Kokujô-KingHamza
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4 years ago

Epicness Overload !!

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#5

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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Scopophobia
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1 year ago

Is Deku on that plant pot?

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#6

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludwig Van Beethoven

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ViolaLoderer
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4 years ago

according to wikipedia that's not even remotely true. He supposedly said something like "too bad, too bad, it's too late" - cause he couldnt drink the last wine delivery anymore.

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#7

Charlie Chaplin Said This After A Priest Reading Him His Last Rites Said "May The Lord Have Mercy On Your Soul"

Charlie Chaplin Said This After A Priest Reading Him His Last Rites Said "May The Lord Have Mercy On Your Soul"

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CupcakeQueen
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3 years ago

Oh, this one's the best!!

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#8

Leonard Nimoy's Final Public Words, Sent In The Form Of A Tweet

Leonard Nimoy's Final Public Words, Sent In The Form Of A Tweet

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RJazz909
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4 years ago

*Cry* "Live long and prosper, Mr. Spock." *Bawls eyes out*

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#9

Karl Marx's Response When Asked By His Housekeeper What His Last Words Were

Karl Marx's Response When Asked By His Housekeeper What His Last Words Were

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SamLibert
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4 years ago

Ironically, some pretty good last words.

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#10

Jack Daniel

Jack Daniel

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SusannaVesna
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4 years ago

No surprises there! Thank you for what you have created!

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#11

T.S. Eliot Was Only Able To Whisper One Word As He Died: “Valerie,” The Name Of His Wife

T.S. Eliot Was Only Able To Whisper One Word As He Died: “Valerie,” The Name Of His Wife

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Baked_Potato
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4 years ago

I got tears in my eyes as I read this. Valerie. Heart wrenching.

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#12

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

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iamme
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4 years ago

epic

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#13

Joe Dimaggio Talking About His Former Wife, Marilyn Monroe

Joe Dimaggio Talking About His Former Wife, Marilyn Monroe

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doodle0401
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3 years ago

Soooooo sweeeeeet!!!

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#14

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

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MilicaSvetlinka
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3 years ago

i hope someone got him his clock

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#15

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Died At Age 71 In His Garden. He Turned To His Wife And Said, “You Are Wonderful,” Then Clutched His Chest And Died

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Died At Age 71 In His Garden. He Turned To His Wife And Said, “You Are Wonderful,” Then Clutched His Chest And Died

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PandaBear
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4 years ago

he will always be the number one. bless his soul. I love him

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#16

George Harrison

George Harrison

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AnnRos'a
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4 years ago

3 great words from a great man.

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#17

Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes

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CupcakeQueen
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3 years ago

He took death lightly...

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#18

Mozart

Mozart

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MelodyLanzatella
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4 years ago

THAT is incredible!

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#19

Ernest Hemingway Said This To His Wife Before Committing Suicide

Ernest Hemingway Said This To His Wife Before Committing Suicide

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MilicaSvetlinka
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3 years ago

those who commit suicide are both very brave and cowards....can you imagine being so afraid of life and what it brings,but being brave enough to pain your body for you to travell to unknown...suicide is a paradox

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#20

R. D. Laing Suffered A Fatal Heart Attack In Public, And As People Gathered Around The Spot, Someone Said "Get A Doctor"

R. D. Laing Suffered A Fatal Heart Attack In Public, And As People Gathered Around The Spot, Someone Said "Get A Doctor"

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doodle0401
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3 years ago

Awesome!!

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#21

John Jacob Astor IV And His Wife Were Travelling On The Titanic When It Struck An Iceberg And Began To Sink. Astor Gave Up His Seat Next To His Wife To Some Female Passengers And Spoke His Final Words To His Wife; He Was Later Found Floating In The Ocean, Dead

John Jacob Astor IV And His Wife Were Travelling On The Titanic When It Struck An Iceberg And Began To Sink. Astor Gave Up His Seat Next To His Wife To Some Female Passengers And Spoke His Final Words To His Wife; He Was Later Found Floating In The Ocean, Dead

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MonikaToma
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4 years ago

What a gentleman :(

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#22

Olavo Bilac

Olavo Bilac

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CupcakeQueen
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3 years ago

How did he die? Apparently he didn't know he was dying!

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#23

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

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MariaIsabelKatto
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3 years ago

Not Fair... drink away, you are dying anyway

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#24

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

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SergeChe
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4 years ago

"Ich sterbe!" ("I'm dying!") - Chekhov said, and drank a glass of champagne served to him to the bottom.

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#25

Kurt Cobain Quoted Neil Young Lyrics When He Wrote This Line In His Suicide Note

Kurt Cobain Quoted Neil Young Lyrics When He Wrote This Line In His Suicide Note

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ImGayForGreenDay
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5 months ago

I miss him so much

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#26

Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx

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MelodyLanzatella
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4 years ago

funny to the last second!

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#27

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

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HannahRoberts
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4 years ago

He really missed an opportunity to say, " Lord help my Poe soul."

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#28

Errol Flynn

Errol Flynn

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CupcakeQueen
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3 years ago

Good!

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#29

Nostradamus

Nostradamus

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DianaCrunChewyWatson
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4 years ago

Well, at least one of his predictions was correct.

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#30

Marie Antoinette Said This As She Approached The Guillotine, Convicted Of Treason And About To Be Beheaded

Marie Antoinette Said This As She Approached The Guillotine, Convicted Of Treason And About To Be Beheaded

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CatAstrophied
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4 years ago

Because she stepped on the executioner's foot, not because she believed herself guilty of real wrong doing.

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#31

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett

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AstridCoxon
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4 years ago

Oh sh**ing hell, crying in the office again. Thanks a lot.

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#32

Winston Churchill Said This Before Slipping Into A Coma And Dying Nine Days Later

Winston Churchill Said This Before Slipping Into A Coma And Dying Nine Days Later

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PiersRegan
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4 years ago

I heard that he said, "I am now ready to meet my maker, whether or not my maker is prepared to meet me is another story."

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#33

Elvis Presley Was On The Way To The Bathroom When His Fiancée Told Him: "Don't Fall Asleep In There"

Elvis Presley Was On The Way To The Bathroom When His Fiancée Told Him: "Don't Fall Asleep In There"

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BoredGiraffe
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4 years ago

uh huh....:D

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#34

John Belushi

John Belushi

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Kelly Smith
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3 years ago

He was talking to Miss Smith who put the last needle in his arm and then left. He was alone. :(

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#35

Captain Edward Smith Was Heard Saying This Before Returning To The Bridge Of The Titanic Alone. The Ship Took Took Its Final Plunge Moments Later

Captain Edward Smith Was Heard Saying This Before Returning To The Bridge Of The Titanic Alone. The Ship Took Took Its Final Plunge Moments Later

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CupcakeQueen
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3 years ago

I hate the ones spoken before disasters! :',-(

#36

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

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Nemacolin
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3 years ago

"I'm losing it," I think.

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#37

Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry

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CupcakeQueen
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3 years ago

I've heard of this before, just wondering who had said it!

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#38

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

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Debbie
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3 years ago

I have my doubts she said this....I doubt she said anything at all...Very sad...But very convient for the Royal's.

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#39

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

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CupcakeQueen
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3 years ago

That's funny.

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#40

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

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PatrickPetersen
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4 years ago

His comment when he saw the afterlife had to be stable.. It only used Linux..

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#41

Carmen Ellis Said This To Jose Cruz, Her Mother's Boyfriend Who Was Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison For Killing Her

Carmen Ellis Said This To Jose Cruz, Her Mother's Boyfriend Who Was Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison For Killing Her

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CilieMarkussen
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4 years ago

Poor girl... She was only 3... She didn't deserve such a cruel stepfather, and he certainly never deserved the honour of being called "papa" by her :(

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#42

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

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KT Pinto
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2 years ago

I agree; bad move. Scotch is much better.

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#43

Lucy Stone

Lucy Stone

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Stephanie Bryant
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8 months ago

I pray

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#44

Virginia Woolf's Last Sentence In Her Suicide Note To Her Husband

Virginia Woolf's Last Sentence In Her Suicide Note To Her Husband

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doodle0401
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3 years ago

Soooo sad! I need to stop reading or else I will cry.

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#45

Marvin Gaye Said This Moments Before Being Fatally Shot By His Father, Marvin Gaye, Sr

Marvin Gaye Said This Moments Before Being Fatally Shot By His Father, Marvin Gaye, Sr

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Bunnymama
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4 years ago

Poor man :(

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#46

John Carradine Died From Multiple Organ Failure At Fatebenefratelli Hospital In Milan, Italy At Age 82. Hours Before He Died, He Climbed The 328 Steep Steps Of Milan's Gothic Cathedral, The Duomo

John Carradine Died From Multiple Organ Failure At Fatebenefratelli Hospital In Milan, Italy At Age 82. Hours Before He Died, He Climbed The 328 Steep Steps Of Milan's Gothic Cathedral, The Duomo

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TianaMorris
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4 years ago

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The Duomo isn't in Milan it is in Florence.

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#47

Benjamin Franklin Was Laying On His Deathbed WHen His Daughter Suggested That If He Lay On His Side, He Could Breathe Easier

Benjamin Franklin Was Laying On His Deathbed WHen His Daughter Suggested That If He Lay On His Side, He Could Breathe Easier

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a-duck-on-boredpanda
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7 months ago

that hit me hard

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#48

Joan Crawford Said This To Her Housekeeper When She Began To Pray Aloud

Joan Crawford Said This To Her Housekeeper When She Began To Pray Aloud

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KT Pinto
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2 years ago

Sassy to the last!

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#49

Sam Cooke Said This After Being Shot At The Hacienda Motel

Sam Cooke Said This After Being Shot At The Hacienda Motel

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Elizabeth Molloy
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3 years ago

What a tragic waste. Such a very talented man x

#50

Michael Landon's Family Gathered Around His Bed, And His Son Said It Was Time To Move On. Landon Said, “You’re Right. It’s Time. I Love You All”

Michael Landon's Family Gathered Around His Bed, And His Son Said It Was Time To Move On. Landon Said, “You’re Right. It’s Time. I Love You All”

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11 months ago

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#51

Jessica Dubroff, A Seven-year-old Pilot, Said This To Her Mother By Telephone As The Engines Revved

Jessica Dubroff, A Seven-year-old Pilot, Said This To Her Mother By Telephone As The Engines Revved

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SusannaVesna
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4 years ago

Why the fuck would anyone get an idea to have a child fly a plane?! What drugs were they taking?!!!

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#52

Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer

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Josh Henderson
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1 year ago

a loan hero who overcame an entire empire. RIP you hero and genius.

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#53

Chris Farley Said This To A Prostitute As She Left His Hotel Room Following A Weekend-long Drug And Sex Binge. When She Turned Around, He Had Collapsed

Chris Farley Said This To A Prostitute As She Left His Hotel Room Following A Weekend-long Drug And Sex Binge. When She Turned Around, He Had Collapsed

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MelodyLanzatella
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4 years ago

That is SO sad...and to a prostitute no less.

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#54

Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy

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Kelly Smith
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3 years ago

How do you know when you are dying? What would that feel like? My mother knew...she had been sedated for five days with no fluid or food....she opened her eyes and turned to look at each of us standing around her bed. Then closed her eyes and never drew another breath. How did she know? What did she feel?

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#55

Aaron Burr Was An Atheist. His Last Words Were A Response To The Efforts Of His Friend, Reverend P.j. Van Pelt, To Get Burr To State That There Was A God

Aaron Burr Was An Atheist. His Last Words Were A Response To The Efforts Of His Friend, Reverend P.j. Van Pelt, To Get Burr To State That There Was A God

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Alex Liu
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2 months ago

I don't care about Arron Burr. He took the life of a man much greater than him, Hamilton

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#56

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll

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OLIVER KABAT
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1 year ago

i guess he then went through the looking-glass...

#57

Dimebag Darrell Said This While Playing With Damageplan At A Club Minutes Before He Was Shot And Killed Onstage

Dimebag Darrell Said This While Playing With Damageplan At A Club Minutes Before He Was Shot And Killed Onstage

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OLIVER KABAT
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2 months ago

Now that’s a homage.

#58

Jane Austen's Response To Her Sister Cassandra Who Had Asked Her If She Wanted Anything

Jane Austen's Response To Her Sister Cassandra Who Had Asked Her If She Wanted Anything

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Stephanie Bryant
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8 months ago

I am beginning to agree, I am sure it has to be easier

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#59

Jim Henson

Jim Henson

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Abby Rexroth
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3 years ago

What a loss!

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#60

Edward Abbey's Response As To Whether He Had Any Last Words (the Epitaph On His Memorial Stone Also Reads "No Comment")

Edward Abbey's Response As To Whether He Had Any Last Words (the Epitaph On His Memorial Stone Also Reads "No Comment")

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JEFF THE KILLER
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3 years ago

no comment

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#61

Eric Garner

Eric Garner

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Ana Leao
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12 months ago

For the uneducated, this man was selling cigarettes on the streets when these cops agressively detained him, putting him in a choke hold thus killing him. The picture is necessary.

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#62

Charles Schulz. From The Final Peanuts Comic Strip Released On February 13, 2000 (One Day After His Death)

Charles Schulz. From The Final Peanuts Comic Strip Released On February 13, 2000 (One Day After His Death)

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Gilly Savard
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2 years ago

I remember this, I saw the final comic in the paper and I cried

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#63

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

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#64

Adam Goldstein (aka "DJ Am") Was Found Dead In His Apartment On 28 August 2009 After Friends Called Police When They Were Unable To Contact Him For Several Days. This Was His Last Contact With Friends And Family

Adam Goldstein (aka "DJ Am") Was Found Dead In His Apartment On 28 August 2009 After Friends Called Police When They Were Unable To Contact Him For Several Days. This Was His Last Contact With Friends And Family

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JEFF THE KILLER
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3 years ago

wait so hes not dead....

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#65

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens

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SusannaVesna
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4 years ago

So sad that he passed away! His books are awesome!

#66

Vince Lombardi Turned To His Wife Marie And Said, “Happy Anniversary. I Love You”

Vince Lombardi Turned To His Wife Marie And Said, “Happy Anniversary. I Love You”

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OLIVER KABAT
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1 year ago

the football world will never forget...

#67

Bill Hicks Didn't Die Until 11 Days Later, But He Quit Speaking After Saying This

Bill Hicks Didn't Die Until 11 Days Later, But He Quit Speaking After Saying This

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Simone Parker
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2 months ago

A man of his words

#68

Bing Crosby Played 18 Holes Of Golf, Even When His Doctor Said To Only Do Nine. 20 Minutes After The Game, He Suffered A Fatal Heart Attack

Bing Crosby Played 18 Holes Of Golf, Even When His Doctor Said To Only Do Nine. 20 Minutes After The Game, He Suffered A Fatal Heart Attack

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doodle0401
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3 years ago

TEARS!!

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#69

Heavy D's Final Tweet Sent Before Collapsing Outside His Beverly Hills Home In 2011

Heavy D's Final Tweet Sent Before Collapsing Outside His Beverly Hills Home In 2011

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Susan Gardner
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8 months ago

So sad

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#70

John Dillinger, Famous American Bank Robber

John Dillinger, Famous American Bank Robber

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KT Pinto
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2 years ago

Classic!

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Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson

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LibertinaGrimm
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4 years ago

In his suicide note.

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Del Close

Del Close

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Susan Gardner
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8 months ago

Haaaaaa good one

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Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

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