One of our three sons, Geoffrey, introduced me to an especially interesting website — All That Is Interesting (ati) — at which the resources include Camille Poiré’s “Going Out In Style: Famous Last Words Of 19 Greats.”
For example, here are five:
Winston Churchill was known for his dry wit, so you’d expect him to go out with a short and bitter line. He didn’t disappoint. Churchill left this world after declaring, “I’m bored with it all.”
Known for her brusqueness, Joan Crawford apparently told her housekeeper, “Don’t you dare ask God to help me” before dying.
Shedding your mortal coil with humor is always a nice route to take. Drummer Buddy Rich died after surgery in 1987, but before that, his nurse asked Rich if there was anything he was allergic to. He replied, “Yeah, country music.”
As for the Marx brothers, the one-liner machine Groucho left us with a witty gem, being “This is no way to live!”
Even on the cusp of death, Voltaire couldn’t be wooed by religion. When asked to renounce the devil by a priest, Voltaire said “This is no time to be making new enemies”.
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