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18th Jun '17 6:57:16 PM karstovich2
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* "It's good." -- Spoken by the 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki, a casualty of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima famous for folding 1,000 paper cranes, on tasting her last meal, tea on rice.

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* "It's good." -- Spoken by the 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki, a casualty of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima famous for folding 1,000 paper cranes, on tasting her last meal, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chazuke tea on rice.rice]].
13th Jun '17 11:02:14 PM Az_Tech341
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* "''Well, gentlemen, you are about to see [[JustForPun a baked Appel]]''" -- George Appel, Jewish-American gangster, executed in electric chair.
* American stage and film actress, and party animal, Creator/TallulahBankhead: "Codeine... bourbon...."



* "''Well, gentlemen, you are about to see [[JustForPun a baked Appel]]''" -- George Appel, Jewish-American gangster, executed in electric chair.
* American stage and film actress, and party animal, Creator/TallulahBankhead: "Codeine... bourbon..."

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* "''Well, gentlemen, you are about to see [[JustForPun a baked Appel]]''" "''Acta est fabula, plaudite''!" ("The play is finished, applaud!") -- George Appel, Jewish-American gangster, executed in electric chair.
* American stage and film actress, and party animal, Creator/TallulahBankhead: "Codeine... bourbon..."
Augustus, Emperor of Rome.



* "Are you guys ready? Let's roll." -- Todd Beamer, passenger of United 93 on September 11, 2001 (these were the last words heard by someone not on the aircraft, whether or not they were in fact his last words is unknown). He died when the aircraft he and a team of others was attempting to retake was intentionally crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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* "Are you guys ready? Let's roll." -- Todd Beamer, passenger of United 93 on September 11, 2001 (these were the last words heard by someone not on the aircraft, whether or not they were in fact his last words is unknown). He died when the aircraft he and a team of others was attempting to retake was intentionally crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.Pennsylvania.
* "''Applaudite, amici, la commedia è finita.''" (Applaud, friends, the comedy is over.) -- Music/LudwigVanBeethoven, referencing Augustus.



* "Don't turn on the light." - UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, shortly after midnight on May 1, 2011, after the noise of the SEAL team had awakened the residents of his compound in Abbottabad. The source for that quote is the book ''Manhunt'' by James Swanson. Al Jazeera's [[http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/07/201378143840337727.html account of the raid]] has bin Laden telling the others to leave and reciting from the Koran in the minutes before the American soldiers burst in.

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* "Don't turn on the light." - UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, shortly after midnight on May 1, 2011, after the noise of the SEAL team had awakened the residents of his compound in Abbottabad. The source for that quote is the book ''Manhunt'' by James Swanson. Al Jazeera's [[http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/07/201378143840337727.html account of the raid]] has bin Laden telling the others to leave and reciting from the Koran in the minutes before the American soldiers burst in.entered.



* Creator/LordByron -- "Now I shall go to sleep. Good night." According to the friends who were at his bedside, Byron's last words were "My sister -- my daughter!"
* UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar's (the famous one) last words are disputed. The most well-known version is that he said "''Καὶ σύ, τέκνον;''" (''Kai su, teknon?'' Gr. "[[EtTuBrute You too, my son]]?") to Brutus. Suetonius says he said nothing and simply died. It would seem unlikely that he would speak a second language while dying. According to others, his last words were [[CaptainObvious "Why, this is violence!"]]
** It's fairly well established that Caesar said "Why, this is violence!" when he saw the knives coming out. What's less than certain is if he said "You too, my son?" when he saw Brutus amongst his killers.
** He did indeed yell "Why, this is violence!" out of surprise; the Senate was only allowed to meet at places of religious significance,[[note]]That day the Senate was meeting at the Theater of Pompey, which was designated a temple of Venus Victrix--an aspect of Venus worshipped for good luck in conquest--[[LoopholeAbuse to get around restrictions on construction of theaters]]. Yes, we know.[[/note]] which coincidentally (or not) were also lawful sanctuaries. Violence at the Senate house was a grave offense.
** "''Adhuc vivo''...! (I still live!)" -- attributed to [[UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} Caligula]], as he was stabbed to death.
** Roman Emperor Vespasian's dying [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] -- "Oh, ''[[PrecisionFStrike dammit]]'' -- I think I'm becoming a god." (''Ut puto, deus fio.'')
** "''Acta est fabula, plaudite''!" ("The play is finished, applaud!") -- Augustus, Emperor of Rome
* "''Applaudite, amici, la commedia è finita.''" (Applaud, friends, the comedy is over.) -- Music/LudwigVanBeethoven, referencing Augustus.
* "''I live!''" (''Vivo!'') -- Caligula

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* Creator/LordByron has two credited lines -- Firstly, "Now I shall go to sleep. Good night." According Secondly, according to the friends who were at his bedside, Byron's last words were "My sister -- my daughter!"
* "''Adhuc vivo''...! (I still live!)" -- attributed to [[UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} Caligula]], as he was stabbed to death.
* UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar's (the famous one) last words are disputed. The most well-known version is that he said "''Καὶ σύ, τέκνον;''" (''Kai su, teknon?'' Gr. "[[EtTuBrute You too, my son]]?") to Brutus. Suetonius says he said nothing and simply died. It would seem unlikely that he would speak a second language while dying. According to others, his last words were [[CaptainObvious "Why, this is violence!"]]
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violence!"]] It's fairly well established that Caesar said "Why, this is violence!" when he saw the knives coming out. What's less than certain is if he said "You too, my son?" when he saw Brutus amongst his killers.
** He
killers. It's believed he did indeed yell "Why, this is violence!" out of surprise; the Senate was only allowed to meet at places of religious significance,[[note]]That day the Senate was meeting at the Theater of Pompey, which was designated a temple of Venus Victrix--an aspect of Venus worshipped for good luck in conquest--[[LoopholeAbuse to get around restrictions on construction of theaters]]. Yes, we know.theaters]].[[/note]] which coincidentally (or not) were also lawful sanctuaries. Violence at the Senate house was a grave offense.
** "''Adhuc vivo''...! (I still live!)" -- attributed to [[UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} Caligula]], as he was stabbed to death.
** Roman Emperor Vespasian's dying [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] -- "Oh, ''[[PrecisionFStrike dammit]]'' -- I think I'm becoming a god." (''Ut puto, deus fio.'')
** "''Acta est fabula, plaudite''!" ("The play is finished, applaud!") -- Augustus, Emperor of Rome
* "''Applaudite, amici, la commedia è finita.''" (Applaud, friends, the comedy is over.) -- Music/LudwigVanBeethoven, referencing Augustus.
* "''I live!''" (''Vivo!'') -- Caligula
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** Her husband Nicolae Ceauşescu died shouting: ''<Trăiască Republica Socialistă România! Liberă și independentă!>'' -- "Long live the Socialist Republic of Romania! Free and independent!" If the economy doesn't recover soon...

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** Her husband Nicolae Ceauşescu died shouting: ''<Trăiască Republica Socialistă România! Liberă și independentă!>'' -- "Long live the Socialist Republic of Romania! Free and independent!" If the economy doesn't recover soon...independent!"



* "[[IfItBleedsItLeads In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts and in living color, you are going to see another first -- attempted suicide.]]" (Christine Chubbuck, news anchor, just before shooting herself in the head with a .38 on live TV)

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* "[[IfItBleedsItLeads In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts and in living color, you are going to see another first -- attempted suicide.]]" suicide]]." (Christine Chubbuck, news anchor, just before shooting herself in the head with a .38 on live TV)



* « ''Tu montreras ma tête au peuple, elle en vaut la peine'' ! » "[[DecapitationPresentation You should show the people my head.]] It's worth the trouble!" -- Georges Jacques Danton, en route to the guillotine. Danton had a famously large and ugly face, so he was probably right.

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* « ''Tu montreras ma tête au peuple, elle en vaut la peine'' ! » "[[DecapitationPresentation You should show the people my head.]] head]]. It's worth the trouble!" -- Georges Jacques Danton, en route to the guillotine. Danton had a famously large and ugly face, so he was probably right.face.



* Creator/WaltDisney simply wrote down Creator/KurtRussell's name before his death. No one, including Russell, has any idea what it means. It is known that during the last few days of Walt's life he was feverishly scribbling down notes about projects he wanted to pursue, particularly the Florida Project (which would later become Walt Disney World). Creator/KurtRussell was a child actor signed to Walt's studio at the time, so it's probable Walt was thinking of [[WhatCouldHaveBeen some future film that Russell would have been perfect for]].

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* Creator/WaltDisney simply wrote down Creator/KurtRussell's name before his death. No one, including Russell, has any idea what it means. It is known that during the last few days of Walt's life he was feverishly scribbling down notes about projects he wanted to pursue, particularly the Florida Project (which would later become Walt Disney World). Creator/KurtRussell was a child actor signed to Walt's studio at the time, so it's probable Walt was thinking of [[WhatCouldHaveBeen some future film that for which Russell would have been perfect for]].perfect]].



* "It is beautiful over there..." -- UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison, said as he looked toward an open window.

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* "It is beautiful over there...there...." -- UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison, said as he looked toward an open window.



* "PleaseDontLeaveMe. Please don't leave me." -- Creator/ChrisFarley. Said to a hooker Farley had brought to his hotel room and taken drugs with. Farley was in the middle of following her out of the room, when he suddenly fell short of breath and collapsed to the floor before uttering the aforementioned words. She left though, while Farley died from what turned out to be a drug overdose.
* "I'd hate to die twice. It's so ''boring.''" -- UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman, quantum physicist, Nobel laureate, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bongo player]] [[note]]This was his response to being told that he had two different cancers, both terminal[[/note]].

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* "PleaseDontLeaveMe. Please don't leave me." -- Creator/ChrisFarley. Said to a hooker Farley had brought to his hotel room and with whom he'd taken drugs with.drugs. Farley was in the middle of following her out of the room, when he suddenly fell short of breath and collapsed to the floor before uttering the aforementioned words. She left though, while Farley died from what turned out to be a drug overdose.
* "I'd hate to die twice. It's so ''boring.''" ''boring''." -- UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman, quantum physicist, Nobel laureate, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bongo player]] [[note]]This was his response to being told that he had two different cancers, both terminal[[/note]].terminal.[[/note]].


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* Roman Emperor Vespasian's dying [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] -- "Oh, ''[[PrecisionFStrike dammit]]'' -- I think I'm becoming a god." (''Ut puto, deus fio.'')
5th Jun '17 7:11:53 AM ilayeldar
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* "Ein davar, tov lamoot bead artzenu." (It does not matter, it is good to die for our country.) -- Joseph Trumpeldor, a jewish settler, at the battle of tel hai (1920), after being asked how does he feel by a doctor while bleeding.
** His legacy carries on as his last words have become the slogan for dying for Israel.
30th May '17 5:19:57 PM ObssesedNuker
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** Supposedly, his last intelligible words were an inexplicable exclamation of "You!"
30th May '17 5:09:24 AM Omeganian
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* "Get my 'Swan' costume ready." -- Anna Pavolova, the famous Russian ballerina. She was referring to the famous dance and role she created of The Dying Swan.

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* "Get my 'Swan' costume ready." -- Anna Pavolova, Pavlova, the famous Russian ballerina. She was referring to the famous dance and role she created of The Dying Swan.
25th May '17 1:49:56 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* "Ben, make sure you play ''Take My Hand, Precious Lord'' in the meeting tonight. Play it real pretty."- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to musician Ben Branch.
22nd May '17 6:47:48 PM Bergamot
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* "Don't leave me." -- Comedian Creator/ChrisFarley, to a hooker he brought home, just prior to having a fatal convulsion resulting from a drug overdose.
12th May '17 11:34:33 AM Theriocephalus
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* "No comment."-- Edward Abbey after being asked if he had any last words.

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* "No comment."-- " -- Edward Abbey after being asked if he had any last words.



* "Es lebe die freiheit!/Let freedom live." Last words of Hans Scholl, executed by guillotine for nonviolently protesting the Nazi regime in 1943.

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* "Es lebe die freiheit!/Let freedom live." Last words of Hans Scholl, executed by guillotine for nonviolently protesting the Nazi regime in 1943.1943 alongside his sister.
* "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us, thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?" Last words of Sophie Scholl, executed by guillotine for nonviolently protesting the Nazi regime in 1943 alongside her brother.



* "S.O.S. from Ourang Medan * * * we float. All officers including the Captain, dead in chartroom and on the bridge. Probably whole of crew dead * * *. [[NothingIsScarier I die.]]" -- A unknown radio operator on the [[GhostShip SS Ourang Medan.]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ourang_Medan]]

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* "S.O.S. from Ourang Medan * * * we float. All officers including the Captain, dead in chartroom and on the bridge. Probably whole of crew dead * * *. [[NothingIsScarier I die.]]" " -- A unknown radio operator on the [[GhostShip SS Ourang Medan.]] Medan]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ourang_Medan]]



* "We are holding our own." - Captain Ernest M. [=McSorley=], 17 minutes before the SS ''Edmund Fitzgerald'' (the very same vessel immortalized in Creator/GordonLightfoot's famous song) sank with all hands. While it's likely that he said other things before he died, these were the last words he transmitted to SS ''Arthur M. Anderson,'' and so his last ''recorded'' words.

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* "We are holding our own." - -- Captain Ernest M. [=McSorley=], 17 minutes before the SS ''Edmund Fitzgerald'' (the very same vessel immortalized in Creator/GordonLightfoot's famous song) sank with all hands. While it's likely that he said other things before he died, these were the last words he transmitted to SS ''Arthur M. Anderson,'' and so his last ''recorded'' words.



* "Get my 'Swan' costume ready." ~Anna Pavolova, the famous Russian ballerina. She was referring to the famous dance and role she created of The Dying Swan.
* "This is for you!" --Ricardo López, stalker of musician Music/{{Bjork}}, just before he fired a small-caliber pistol into his mouth.
* "I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie." --Creator/DebbieReynolds, actress and mother of Creator/CarrieFisher, just prior to having a fatal stroke the day after her daughter's death.
* "It's all my fault." --Admiral Sir George Tryon, before drowning after his flagship was accidentally rammed during a precision maneuver in which he misjudged the distance in which his fleet's two columns could turn in on each other without colliding. It really was mostly his fault.
* "Don't leave me." --Comedian Creator/ChrisFarley, to a hooker he brought home, just prior to having a fatal convulsion resulting from a drug overdose.
* "I'm losing." --Music/FrankSinatra, just prior to having a fatal heart attack.

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* "Get my 'Swan' costume ready." ~Anna -- Anna Pavolova, the famous Russian ballerina. She was referring to the famous dance and role she created of The Dying Swan.
* "This is for you!" --Ricardo -- Ricardo López, stalker of musician Music/{{Bjork}}, just before he fired a small-caliber pistol into his mouth.
* "I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie." --Creator/DebbieReynolds, -- Creator/DebbieReynolds, actress and mother of Creator/CarrieFisher, just prior to having a fatal stroke the day after her daughter's death.
* "It's all my fault." --Admiral -- Admiral Sir George Tryon, before drowning after his flagship was accidentally rammed during a precision maneuver in which he misjudged the distance in which his fleet's two columns could turn in on each other without colliding. It really was mostly his fault.
* "Don't leave me." --Comedian -- Comedian Creator/ChrisFarley, to a hooker he brought home, just prior to having a fatal convulsion resulting from a drug overdose.
* "I'm losing." --Music/FrankSinatra, -- Music/FrankSinatra, just prior to having a fatal heart attack.
26th Apr '17 10:32:36 PM AlternativeCola
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* "Don't leave me" - Comedian Creator/ChrisFarley, to a hooker he brought home, just prior to having a fatal convulsion resulting from a drug overdose.

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* "Don't leave me" - Comedian me." --Comedian Creator/ChrisFarley, to a hooker he brought home, just prior to having a fatal convulsion resulting from a drug overdose.overdose.
* "I'm losing." --Music/FrankSinatra, just prior to having a fatal heart attack.
23rd Apr '17 5:57:35 PM nombretomado
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* When five times TourDeFrance champion Jacques Anquetil died, he told Raymond Poulidor, [[AlwaysSecondBest who always finished second to Anquetil]] 'My friend, you will come second to me once again.'

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* When five times TourDeFrance UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance champion Jacques Anquetil died, he told Raymond Poulidor, [[AlwaysSecondBest who always finished second to Anquetil]] 'My friend, you will come second to me once again.'
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