Famous last words, (apart from being one of My Chemical Romance’s greatest hit songs), are both sobering and inspiring clues to a life lived and the life we have yet to live to the end.
Here are some of the most tissue-worthy, tear-jerking famous last words from famous people:
Paul Walker, just before he died, told Jim Torp, “we will be back in five minutes,” drove off in his Porsche and got into a fatal car accident.
Emily Dickinson is perhaps one of the most well-known female poets of all time. On her deathbed, she left a note in true poetic fashion, “I must go in; the fog is rising.”
Jane Austen, who needs no introduction at all was someone who always had a way with words. But the acclaimed author could say nothing on her deathbed except, “I want nothing but death.”
Heath Ledger, best known and loved by many for his iconic role as The Joker in The Batman Series, was battling insomnia with his life. Desperate for sleep, one night he mixed prescription medicines with sleeping pills which eventually caused his death. Before he died, he said to his sister, “Katie, Katie, look. It’ll be fine, you know. I just need to get some sleep.” He never woke up.
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