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25 of the Most Famous Last Words Ever Spoken

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A lot is made of the last words a person says before they die. Perhaps the family and friends of the soon-to-be-deceased are hoping for words of wisdom, an apology, or the answer to a personal mystery. Those things rarely come.

Last words are often unexpected or confusing, since death rarely arrives according to a timely schedule. Here are 25 of the most famous, perplexing, inspirational, or just plain weird last words from famous people throughout history.

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25. Brittany Murphy

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24. Captain Edward Smith

The captain of the Titanic to his crew, right before the ship sank.

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23. George Harrison

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22. Eric Garner

Said repeatedly while being held in a choke hold my police, one that killed him.

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21. Groucho Marx

Making jokes until the very end.

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20. Kevin Gosgrove

Said on a 911 call during the September 11th terrorist attacks, from inside his office in the South Tower moments before it collapsed.

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19. Gary Coleman

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18. Babe Ruth

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17. John Belushi

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16. Marvin Gaye

Said right before he was fatally shot by his father, Marvin Gaye, Sr.

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15. Bob Marley

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14. Steve Jobs

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13. Roger Ebert

Final words of his last public article.

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12. Karl Marx

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11. Todd Beamer

Passenger on United Fight 93. These were recorded on a cell phone call before Beamer and other passengers attempted to regain control of a hijacked airplane on 9/11. The plan would later crash into a field in Pennsylvania, killing all aboard.

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10. Jimi Hendrix

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9. Elvis Presley

In response to his fiancee telling him “Don’t fall asleep in there” as he made his way to the bathroom.

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8. Benjamin Franklin

When his daughter suggested that he would be able to breathe easier if he lay on his side.

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7. Lucy Stone

American feminist and activist. Advice we should all listen to.

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6. Bill Hicks

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5. Princess Di

Following the car crash that caused injuries that would eventually kill her.

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4. John Dillinger

Notorious bank robber who was shot while attempting to flee from police.

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3. James Dean

Reportedly said right before dying in a car accident.

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2. Leonard Nimoy

Last words said to the public, via his Twitter account.

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1. Darrel “Dimebag Darrell” Abbott

Said during a live concert before a crazed fan gunned him down on stage.

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