For some reason, a lot is made out of a person’s last words. Maybe it’s expected that they will say something particularly profound, or perhaps offer an apology or a confession of some sort. When it comes to famous people, maybe their adoring fans just want one last piece of celebrity to hang on to. Here are 16 examples of touching, clever, or just plain shocking last words.
16. Joe DiMaggio
“I finally get to see Marilyn.”
The legendary Yankees slugger was married to Marilyn Monroe for less than one full year, but she left a lasting impression on him. They were married briefly in 1954, but despite their breakup, DiMaggio always loved her. He claimed her body when she died in 1962, and took care of the funeral arrangements. When Joltin’ Joe passed away in 1999, thiry-seven years later, his last words were about his former wife.