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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Famous Last Words

John WayneBelow is a detailed list of famous last words uttered by celebrities. The significance and circumstances surrounding their last words can be found in the link to the article that is provided below.

  1. Bob Hope: "Surprise Me"
  2. Glenn Miller: "Where the hell are the parachutes?"
  3. Eugene O'Neill, Sr.: "I knew it! Born in a hotel room and, goddamn it, dying in a hotel room."
  4. Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer: "I want that fifty bucks you owe me and I want it now!"
  5. Groucho Marx: "This is no way to live!"
  6. Alfred Hitchcock: "One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death, although Catholics have their hopes."
  7. "Moe" Howard (Three Stooges): "I've been really sick lately, so I'm sorry that I haven't answered yours and Ernie's letters, but I think about you daily."
  8. Rod Serling: "That's what I anticipate death will be: A totally unconscious void in which you float through eternity with no particular consciousness about anything."
  9. Sid Vicious: "We had a death pact. I have to keep my half of the bargain. Please bury me next to my baby. Bury me in my leather jacket, jeans and motorcycle boots. Goodbye."
  10. John Wayne: "Of course I know who you are. You're my girl. I love you."
  11. Jackie Wilson: "My heart is crying, crying."
See Chris Higgins, The Surprising Last Words of 11 Entertainers, The Week, Feb. 7, 2013.


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