Note: John Adams died on July 4, , exactly fifty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He is often quoted as having said " Thomas Jefferson survives" or "Thomas Jefferson still survives" with some depictions indicating he might have not expressed the entire statement before dying, i.
Adams did not know that Jefferson, his great political rival—and later friend and correspondent—had died a few hours earlier that same day. This is the last of Earth. I am content. Note: John Quincy Adams suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on the floor of the U. S Capitol Building, as he had become a U. Representative from the 11th District of Massachusetts after his presidency. He died two days later. Principally, and first of all, I recommend my soul to the Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying on the merits of Jesus Christ for the pardon of my sins.
See in what peace a Christian can die. Who: Joseph Addison , writer, d. June 17, Note: Spoken to his stepson, the Earl of Warwick. Variation: I have sent for you to see how a Christian can die. Variations of Addison's last words compared and discussed. I guess they didn't know I was a Marine.
Ahrens Note: During the Battle of Tulagi , Private Ahrens was mortally wounded while single-handedly fighting back a group of Japanese soldiers attempting to infiltrate Allied lines. After his superior officer discovered Ahrens the next morning surrounded by dead Japanese troops, he whispered these words and died. The Lord is our God! The Lord is One! Akiva was being flayed by a Roman executioner for his continuing to teach the Torah, despite the Roman prohibition on doing so Talmud Berachot 61b. Because of R. Akiva, it is customary for Jews to recite the Shema as their last words.
Is it not meningitis? Note: Alcott had been in ill health for many years and took a turn for the worse after she visited her father. She did not have meningitis. She may have died of mercury poisoning, the after-effect of an earlier treatment for typhoid fever. You be good. See you tomorrow. I love you. Note: Spoken to his handler, Dr. Irene Pepperberg, when she put him in his cage for the night; he was found dead the next morning.
This wasn't said due to Alex's knowledge of his impending death, but simply because that was what Alex said to Pepperberg every night before being locked in his cage. Time : p. Retrieved on In response to his generals asking the heirless Alexander which one of them would get control of the empire. Note: When asked on his deathbed who was to succeed him, his voice may have been indistinct. Alexander may have said "Krateros" the name of one of his generals , but he was not around, and the others may have chosen to hear "Kratistos— the strongest". Dom vo dvortse, chtoby umeret Translation: Home to the palace to die… Who: Alexander II of Russia Note: His guards heard him utter this phrase when they found his maimed body under a seat from his carriage after he was attacked with bombs by anarchists in an assassination attempt.
He lost his left leg and was taken home where he died hours after his wound. Apetta un minuto Aspettate un momento. Okay, okay, I'll come. Just give it a moment. Chiudi la mia mano, cara amica, sto morendo. Translation: Clasp my hand, dear friend, I am dying. Who: Vittorio Alfieri , was an Italian dramatist and poet, considered the "founder of Italian tragedy.
No pain. Don't cry for me, Rahaman. I'm going to be with Allah. I made peace with God, I'm okay… Rahaman, how do I look? I'm all wet. Who: Gracie Allen , wife and comedy partner of George Burns. Larga vida a la gente! Translation: Sooner rather than later, the great avenues will open again and free men will walk through them to construct a better society.
Long live Chile! Long live the people! Long live the workers! These are my last words, and I am certain that my sacrifice will not be in vain, I am certain that, at the very least, it will be a moral lesson that will punish felony, cowardice, and treason. Who: Salvador Allende , was a Chilean physician and politician. September 11, Note: Last speech given before he committed suicide before the military forces entered the La Moneda palace when the coup d'etat took place.
Thank you all for helping to making my life the incredible tale it was. I'm sorry it had to end on such a heartbreaking note. I'm dying as a guy hated by a lot of people, so I know you all won't let me down haha. Well, that's my cue. Time for me to go. I mean this with every bit of my heart Take care of yourselves, and of course, as usual, please have yourself a damn good one. Um, Poki, sorry for scaring you so much. I really am sorry for that, I apologize.
I was being stupid. Christine, sorry for being so hard-headed, and all the other horrible things I did. I mean, hey, two Who: Desmond Daniel Amofah, aka Etika Note: The first quote comes from the end of the description of his pre-recorded suicide note, titled "I'm sorry". The second quote is the final words spoken by Amofah in the video.
Amofah disappeared later that night, leaving his belongings at the Manhattan Bridge, and was found dead from drowning five days later. Translation: Don't ask me how I am! I understand nothing more. I pray you to bear me witness that I meet my fate like a brave man. Pardonnez-moi, monsieur. Translation: Pardon me, sir. I did not do it on purpose. Note: As she approached the guillotine, convicted of treason and about to be beheaded, she accidentally stepped on the foot of her executioner. Translation: Equanimity. Well, gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel. Who: George Appel , executed by electric chair in Alternate: Don't disturb my equation.
Who: Archimedes , an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Note: In response to a Roman soldier who was forcing him to report to the Roman general after the capture of Syracuse, while he was busy sitting on the ground proving geometry theorems. The soldier killed him, despite specific instructions not to, resulting in his execution. Laat het bekend zijn dat homoseksuelen geen lafaards zijn.
Translation: Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards. Note: He led a group in bombing the Amsterdam Public Records Office, destroying thousands of files to prevent the Nazis from identifying Jews. Within a week, Arondeus and the other members of the group were arrested. Twelve, including Arondeus, were executed by firing squad. Tali segreti sono stati rivelati a me che tutto quello che ho scritto ora appare come tanta paglia.
Translation: Such secrets have been revealed to me that all I have written now appears as so much straw. Who: Thomas Aquinas , philosopher, theologian and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism. Let me die in the old uniform in which I fought my battles for freedom, May God forgive me for putting on another. Note: He wanted to wear his old Continental Army uniform. I love you too, honey. Good luck with your show. Who: Desi Arnaz , an American musician, actor, television producer, writer and director.
Neither Arnaz nor Ball had yet been informed that Life with Lucy had already been canceled. I didn't want to leave this world without knowing who my descendant was; thank you, Michael. The ladies have to go first. Goodbye, dearie. I'll see you later. Who: John Jacob Astor IV , an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish—American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family.
Note: The accuracy of this report is disputed. Astor and his wife were traveling on the Titanic when it struck an iceberg and began to sink. As Astor prepared to enter a lifeboat with his wife, a group of female passengers appeared on deck. He gave up his seat and spoke his final words to his wife; he was later found floating in the ocean, dead. Am I dying, or is this my birthday? Note: In her final illness, she awoke on her deathbed to see her family at her bedside.
Nobody move please, we are going back to the airport, don't try to make any stupid moves. Note: This was the second transmission Atta intended to say to the passengers that he transmitted to air traffic control after he pressed the wrong button several minutes earlier. Nostri coniugii memor vive, ac vale. Translation: Live mindful of our marriage, and farewell. Note: His last words in public as reported by Suetonius were the more famous "Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble. Who: Jane Austen , an English novelist known principally for her five major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the life of the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.
Note: In response to her sister Cassandra who had asked her if she wanted something. Brahms which discusses a letter from Cassandra to her niece Fannie Knight after the death of Jane Austen on July 18, I ask you all to forgive me. I ask the people of Samford to forgive me. I ask my mother to forgive me.
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May you all live long and die happy. God save the King! God be with you all! Yes tell her I died happy with no fear. Goodbye all! Who: Ernest Austin Note: Austin made this statement before being hanged for rape and murder, the last two as he fell through the trap door. He was the last person in Queensland to be hanged. Who: Avicii , Swedish DJ and musician.
Note: Spoken to his girlfriend, Tereza Kacerova, the day that he committed suicide.
Rew'za khwah'd amed keh men ra sh'nakheth aad an rewz men metweqf kh'wam sh'd keh ba tew bash'm Translation: Had you believed in Me, O wayward generation, every one of you would have followed the example of this youth, who stood in rank above most of you, and willingly would have sacrificed himself in My path. The day will come when you will have recognized Me; that day I shall have ceased to be with you. Note: His final words were shouted at the spectating crowd during His execution by a firing squad. The words "this youth" refer to the young Mirza Muhammad-'Ali, who was being executed along with Him.
Don't cry for me, for I go where music is born. Who: Johann Sebastian Bach , Baroque composer. Note: Said to his wife on his deathbed. My name and memory I leave to man's charitable speeches, to foreign nations, and to the next age. Who: Francis Bacon , Renaissance scientist. Oh God, here I go! Who: Max Baer , American boxer. Note: Spoken after a fatal heart attack.
My Florida water. Who: Lucille Ball , an American actress, comedian, model, film studio executive and producer. Note: Her response when asked if she wanted anything. Ball's last written words, to Carol Burnett along with her annual birthday gift to her, were Happy birthday, kid. Love, Lucy. Burnett received the message and gift the day after Ball had died. Oh, you young people act like old men. You have no fun. Who: Josephine Baker , an American-born French dancer, jazz and pop music singer, and actress.
Note: The famed starlet was reportedly attempting to seduce a man several decades younger than she was. She died of a stroke later that night. I'm in the hands of Jesus… Who: Tammy Faye Messner , an American Christian singer, evangelist, entrepreneur, author, talk show host, and television personality. Roe was with Tammy Faye at the moment of her death. Codeine…bourbon… Who: Tallulah Bankhead , an American actress of the stage and screen, and a reputed libertine.
You know. Bill and I have working on Hanna-Barbera studios since many years ago. That was very perfect at all. Who: Joseph Barbera , American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist I would rather be a servant in the House of the Lord than to sit in the seats of the mighty.
Who: Alben W. Barkley , former Vice President of the United States, who suffered a fatal heart attack. How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden? Who: P. Barnum , circus entrepreneur. I can't sleep. Who: J. Barrie , author of works including Peter Pan. Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I'm happy.
Die, I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him. Who: John Barrymore , an American actor on stage, screen and radio. Now I can cross the Shifting Sands. Who: L. Frank Baum , author of The Wizard of Oz. Are you guys ready? Let's roll. The plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Rain had always been a harbinger of tragedy for me. Who: George Beard, an American neurologist who popularized the term neurasthenia. Note: His death occurred during a rainstorm.
Translation: Bonaparte … the island of Elba … the King of Rome. Translation: I am thinking of earlier times. Who: Ludwig Beck , German general, committing suicide after the failed attempt to kill Hitler, 20 July I am ready to die for my Lord, that in my blood the Church may obtain liberty and peace. Who: Thomas Becket , Archbishop of Canterbury, d. Now comes the mystery. Who: Henry Ward Beecher , evangelist, d. March 8, Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est. Translation: Applaud, my friends, the comedy is finished. Who: Ludwig van Beethoven , German composer. Note: His final words are subject to historical debate, and vary with many biographies.
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Among those that have been reported to be his last words are: I shall hear in Heaven. I feel as if up to now I had written no more than a few notes. There, do you hear the bell? Don't you hear it ringing? The curtain must drop.
My curtain is falling. Too late. Another biographer has him saying nothing; simply shaking his fists defiantly at the heavens as a thunderstorm raged outside his window. Maybe they only had one rocket? Note: He was taking cover in a bunker after they were hit by a rocket. A second volley destroyed the bunker and Beeter was killed. Note: He was delirious because of high fever and illness. Who: Alexander Graham Bell , a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.
Bell indeed died of a heart attack watching an Eagles game that day. Just don't leave me alone. Who: John Belushi , an American comedian, actor, and musician. The dogs are in the enclosed pool area. Garage side door is open. Note: This was a text sent to fellow wrestler and longtime friend Chavo Guerrero after Benoit had murdered his wife and children and shortly before he hung himself. How did the Mets do today? Note: The Mets won that day. My name is Nick Berg, my father's name is Michael, my mother's name is Suzanne.
I have a brother and sister, David and Sarah. I live in West Chester, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. Who: Nick Berg , American contractor Note: Berg identifies himself at the beginning of a video posted on an Islamic website that ends with Berg being beheaded by terrorists in Iraq. And where do you come from? Who: Isaiah Berlin , a Latvian-British social and political theorist, philosopher and historian of ideas.
Note: To the nurse caring for him. Hardy, Henry The Isaiah Berlin Virtual Library. Translation: I'll need it. Note: In response as he drove away after he inspected a bullet in his vehicle's wheel and a newspaper man shouted "Good luck! Translation: This time it will serve me for the voyage from which there is no return, the voyage of eternity. Who: Claude Bernard , a French physiologist. Note: Spoken when he began to feel cold and a cover was placed on his feet. Never fear; if you will but have patience I don't doubt we shall get through; but take care how you ever get in such a scrape again.
Don't die like I did. Bestie, you've got to help me. They're having a fucking party in here. I heard them last night, Bestie. They were having drinks and there were girls. Note: Best died as a result of a lung infection and multiple organ failure caused by years of alcoholism. The first line was published in News of the World with a picture of Best lying in his hospital bed, five days before his death. The second line, heard by his son Calum, came during after the beeping machines in his ward sent him hallucinating that he was at a club.
Dear God. Why is this happening? I just want to go home. Note: According to Emily Wyant, a close friend of Cassie's, she was heard praying in these last words before Eric Harris yelled "Peek-a-boo! This account disproves the myth that Bernall said "yes" to Dylan Klebold before he shot her dead it was actually Valeen Schnurr who got terribly shot before being asked by Klebold if she believed in God and surviving the whole ordeal.
Translation: How slow my death agony is. Who: Sarah Bernhardt , a French stage and early film actress. Ae rab, meri madad karen Translation: O Lord, help me… for I am innocent. Note: Said shortly before his hanging. Translation: Give me coffee, I'm going to write. Who: Olavo Bilac , Brazilian poet. Translation: Who is it? Who is it? Note: When Billy saw sheriff Pat Garrett , he failed to reconize him due to the poor lighting.
Garrett then shot him to death. Don't turn on the light. Who: Osama bin Laden , founder of Al-Qaeda. I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart. I want to thank all of my family and friends for my prayers and who supported and believed in me. My Father, I'm being paroled to heaven. I will now spend all my holidays with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Peace be with you all. Who: Kenneth Biros , first person executed by a one-drug lethal injection in Ohio on December 8, Translation: Home. Note: Scrawled on a piece of paper; there is debate as to whether Bismarck meant to convey that he was returning to the afterlife or was simply delirious or intoxicated. Translation: Help! Note: Blanchard, a balloonist, said these words when her balloon crashed, killing her.
D-Von, get the table! Goodbye, kid. Hurry back. Note: The line was spoken to his wife, Lauren Bacall, as she left his bedside to pick up her children. She returned to find Bogart in a coma, from which he never regained consciousness. Damn it! How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?
Who: Simon Bolivar , a Venezuelan military and political leader. Who: Napoleon Bonaparte , French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century. He died in exile in Saint Helena on 5 May Wa mael'iislam Note: In , he was conducting a televised speech in Arabic to an audience at a newly-opened cultural centre in Annaba, when his assassin struck.
Vielen Dank. Translation: Ah, that tastes nice. Thank you. Who: Johannes Brahms , a German composer and pianist. Note: Spoken after he had a small glass of wine. Translation: Push on! Translation: How do you expect me to make a living? Who: Mohamed Bouazizi , Tunisian street vendor. Note: Bouazizi set himself on fire on 17 December , in response to the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation that he said was inflicted on him by a municipal official and her aides.
At AM local time, he shouted these words while standing in the middle of traffic, then doused himself with gasoline and set himself alight with a match. This act of self-immolation became a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution , and eventually the wider Arab Spring. Je vais ou je vas mourir, l'un et l'autre se dit ou se disent. Who: Dominique Bouhours , French grammarian. Music has been my doorway of perception and the house that I live in.
Who: David Bowie , English rock musician. I didn't murder the Hodges family. I've never murdered anybody. I'm going to my death with a clear conscience.
I am going to my death having had a great life because of my two great sons, Mike and Doug. Contrary to his claim, overwhelming evidence proved that he did indeed kill William Hodges, his wife Teresa and their two children Winter and Anah, ages 11 and 4. I have no final statement. Not bloody likely! Who: Unknown British Sergeant Note: Reportedly said during the last stand of the 44th Regiment of Foot, in response to an offer of surrender, shortly before their massacre by Afghan fighters at the Battle of Gandamak. Sarah I miss and need you. Who: Bobbi Kristina Brown , an American reality television and media personality, singer, and actress.
Note: Last known tweet to her friend Bess Beckmann before she went into a coma and died months later. I'm going away tonight. Who: James Brown , American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist. Source: Charles Bobbit, Brown's longtime personal manager and friend. Note: James Brown uttered his last words minutes before his death, and then he took three, long quiet breaths and closed his eyes. His very last words were: "I want you to look after my wife… and little man.
I'm on fire. I'm burning up. Burning up. I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done. Who: John Brown , an American abolitionist. Note: These words were not spoken, but written on a note and handed to a guard right before his execution.
His spoken last words are usually considered to be: This is a beautiful country. Whatever the result may be, I shall carry to my grave the consciousness that at least I meant well for my country. I'd like you to give my love to my family and friends. Who: Ted Bundy , an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls.
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