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It's me, it's Buddy… I'm cold. Who: Truman Capote , writer. Note: 'Buddy' was Capote's aunt's nickname for him. Why is it, is it the strength of the seam, or the wealth of the seam, that you continue to send men into work in such a dangerous environment? Note: During a media conference that was held at Beaconsfield, Tasmania on 7 May , Richard Carleton asked this question to Matthew Gill mine manager of the Beaconsfield mine , in light of the Beaconsfield mine collapse.
When Gill declined to answer the question, Carleton walked away and suffered a heart attack; he was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital. So, this is death. Who: Thomas Carlyle , Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher. I hope so. Who: Andrew Carnegie , steel magnate and philanthropist. Note: Spoken to his wife whom had bid him goodnight. Milan: What a beautiful place to die.
Who: John Carradine , an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films, Westerns and Shakespearean theatre. Hours before he was stricken, he had climbed the steep steps of Milan's Gothic cathedral, the Duomo. Translation: Don't abandon my Indians! I just wish I had time for one more bowl of chili. Who: Kit Carson , American frontiersman. Note: His final words have also been reported as " Adios, compadres. Who: George Washington Carver , an American botanist and inventor. Ho vissuto come filosofo, e morto come cristiano. Translation: I have lived as a philosopher, and die as a Christian.
I hear the train a-comin. Who: Johnny Cash , American country music singer. So much wasted time. We got a bad fire! All three crew members perished in a launchpad fire, Translation: You see, this is how you die. Who: Coco Chanel , French fashion designer of women's clothes and founder of the Chanel brand. Approaching dissolution brings relief.
Who: Neville Chamberlain , British prime minister. Who: Graham Chapman , comedian of Monty Python fame. Note: Spoken to his adopted son who had just arrived at the hospital. Tell [Carl] Mays I'm okay. Who: Cleveland Indians' baseball player Ray Chapman. Note: Chapman had been accidentally hit in the head by a pitch from Carl Mays, and died from complications of a skull fracture This was thirty-two years before batting helmets were first worn Pittsburgh Pirates, , and fifty years before Major League Baseball had made them mandatory To this day, Chapman is the only Major League Baseball player ever to die as a direct result of injuries sustained during a game.
I go from a corruptible to an incorruptible Crown, where no disturbance can be, no disturbance in the world. You must pardon me, gentlemen, for being a most unconscionable time a-dying. Who: Charles II , son of the above, Ay Jesus. Why not? After all, it belongs to him. Who: Comedian Charlie Chaplin , d. Yo no quiero morir, por favor no me dejen morir. Translation: I don't want to die. Please don't let me die. Note: Due to a severe respiratory infection, he was unable to speak for several days before his death. According to Venezuelan general Jose Ornella, he mouthed these words before suffering a massive heart attack and dying.
U menya ne bylo shampanskogo v techeniye dolgogo vremeni. Translation: I haven't had champagne for a long time. Who: Anton Chekhov , playwright, Note: His doctor had given him champagne after all other attempts to ease the symptoms of death from tuberculosis failed.
Take a step forward lads - it'll be easier that way. Translation: As this earth will suffocate me, I implore you to have my body opened so that I will not be buried alive. Translation: Not any more. Translation: Play Mozart in memory of me—and I will hear you. Who: Frederic Chopin , Polish composer and pianist. Note: He had a neurotic fear of being buried alive. The first quote was written on a note some hours before his death.
The second quote was spoken to his physician when asked if he was suffering greatly; he died about two hours later. The third quote is what Chopin reportedly murmured on his death-bed The opera reader , Biancolli, , p. In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts and in living color, you are going to see another first — attempted suicide.
Who: Christine Chubbuck , year-old anchorwoman who, on July 15, , during technical difficulties during a broadcast on WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida , said these words on-air before producing a revolver and shooting herself in the head While she drew the gun on camera, the technicians quickly cut the video feed, but the gunshot could be clearly heard.
She was pronounced dead in hospital fourteen hours later. I'm so bored with it all. Who: Winston Churchill , a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Note: This was spoken before slipping into a coma and dying nine days later. Nihil propriis quid facis, latro, autem non tentant recte ut interficias me. Translation: There is nothing proper about what you are doing, soldier, but do try to kill me properly.
Who: Cicero , Roman statesman and orator. Note: These words are directed at Herennius, his assassin by order of Marc Antony, triumvir and co-ruler of Rome. Herennius was a centurion. So remember, just when you think all the sounds of dogs barking, people mowing their lawns and children screaming are driving you mad, they may just be keeping you sane!
Who: Dick Clark , American radio and television personality. Note: From a blog post nine days before his death. While not his last spoken words Clark had difficulty speaking due to a stroke he experienced seven years prior , they were the last words he made to the public. Telegraph Mr. Who: Henry Clay , an American lawyer and planter, politician, and skilled orator. Note: Spoken to his son. Harrison appears to be J. Harrison, Clay's executor.
Source: "The Century Magazine", vol. Translation: So here it is! Note: "It" was the small asp which she allowed to bite her. Historians dispute the cause of her death. Many believe it was not an asp that she used to commit suicide, but rather some makeshift poison. Absolutely not! Who: Montgomery Clift , actor.
Thank God. I'm tired of being the funniest person in the room. Who: Del Close , improviser, teacher and comedian, d. Who: Kurt Cobain , an American musician who was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter for Nirvana Note: Cobain was quoting Neil Young lyrics when he wrote this line in his suicide note. The full context of the note is available online. Il marche vers moi, sans se presser. Translation: Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking towards me, without hurrying. Who: Jean Cocteau , French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. I love you all. Who: Natalie Cole , an American singer-songwriter, and actress. Note: Spoken to her younger twin sisters. I love you and my head hurts. Who: Gary Coleman , an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.
Can you get a shot of this gun? Note: On 20 June , Collinson was supervising the demolition of a bungalow that had been built by Albert Dryden without planning permission. After a BBC camera crew arrived, Dryden produced an unlicensed pistol, and Collinson invited the crew to focus on it. Dryden was subsequently arrested after a stand-off and was found guilty by a jury of murder and three counts of attempted murder, being sentenced to life imprisonment with a tariff of 13 years.
More weight. I curse you Corwin and all of Salem! Who: Giles Corey , while being crushed during the Salem witch trials because he would not answer the court. Note: The first line was said while being crushed during the Salem Witch Trials for refusing to answer the court. After long hours of pain, Corey then uttered the second quote and died. Lady, you shot me! Good morning, Robert. Coolidge is also said to have been quoted near his death: " I feel I no longer fit in with these times.
I am guilty. My sentence is just: I deserve my fate. And may God have mercy on my soul. I'm just tired. Note: The first line was the last thing Cornell said to his fans after performing his last song with Soundgarden at a concert. Within 60 minutes later, he was on the phone with his wife, slurring his words and repeatedly saying the second line before hanging up.
Wie bent u? Translation: Who are you? Who: Count of Nychlenborch , Frisian freedom fighter. Note: After being stabbed in the chest near the heart-area by unknown assassins, the old count asked who did it; on which the assassin replied: "Death. Who: Noel Coward , playwright. Died of natural causes. We're looking in… we're overlooking the Financial Center.
Three of us.
Two broken windows. OH, GOD! He was connected to a dispatcher, and he said the above phrase when the South Tower collapsed after it'd been hit by one of the airplanes used in the attacks. No, my pain is too much, Fazila. I can't make it, I'm in too much pain. She later died of her injuries. It don't matter; I figure I licked the Rock anyway. Who: Bernard Coy , convicted criminal, shot while trying to escape Alcatraz prison known as "The Rock" Dammit, don't you dare ask God to help me! Who: Joan Crawford.
Note: This comment was directed towards her housekeeper who began to pray aloud. That was a great game of golf, fellers. Who: Bing Crosby , American singer and actor. Note: He was playing the whole 18 holes of golf, even when his doctor said to only do nine. What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. Who: Crowfoot , chief of the Siksika First Nation. I am confound. Who: Aleister Crowley. British occultist, mystic, poet, mountain climber. This is open to debate, because some sources report Crowley dying alone, and others claim that he said Sometimes I hate myself.
That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted. Who: Louis Francis Cristillo , an American actor and comedian. Note: Published newspapers reporting his death have him asking the nurse to move him onto his side, and report last words as being "I think I'll be more comfortable. Je ne le veux pas. Translation: I don't want it. Who: Marie Curie , Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist. Note: She had been offered an injection to ease her pain. Hurrah Boys! Let's get these last few reds then head on back to camp.
I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people, the good working people. I am not sorry for my crime. Note: He said the second line as he was being strapped on the electric chair. D [ edit ] You got me. Who: John Dillinger , infamous American bank robber. This may be an apocryphal quote.
Dillinger died when a bullet passed through his brain, leaving him little opportunity for final speeches. You know, I'm not frightened. It's just that I'll miss you all so much Ow, fuck! Who: Roald Dahl , Welsh novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. Note: First line said to his family. He then appeared to have lost consciousness, and the nurse decided to inject him with a lethal dose of morphine to ease his passing.
After she did, Dahl said the second line right before dying. I don't care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me. Who: Jeffrey Dahmer , serial killer. Note: According to fellow prisoner Christopher Scarver, who admitted to beating Dahmer to death with a "preacher bar" part of a weight machine , these were his last words. Translation Catalan language : Where is my clock?
Who: Jack Daniel , an American distiller and businessman, the founder of the Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery. Mon seul regret est que je parte devant ce rat, Robespierre! Translation: My only regret is that I'm going before that rat, Robespierre! The last line is a humorous comment on his famous ugliness. I am not the least afraid to die. Who: Charles Darwin , an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. I'd like to let you all know, despite the situation -- I know all of you are still convinced that I'm the person that killed your father, your son and your brother, but I am innocent.
The incident that happened that night was not my fault. I did not have a gun that night. I did not shoot your family member. But I am so sorry for your loss. I really am -- sincerely. All I can ask is that each of you look deeper into this case, so that you really will finally see the truth.
I ask my family and friends that you all continue to pray, that you all continue to forgive. Continue to fight this fight. For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on all of your souls. Who: Troy Anthony Davis , high-profile death row inmate. Notes: Davis was executed by lethal injection in Georgia on September 21, for the murder of Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, despite serious doubts about his guilt that lingered on prior to his death. Wait, maybe. I think maybe I'm just like a little bizarre little person who walks back and forth. Whatever, you know. Who: Terry A.
Davis , programmer, creator of TempleOS. Note: Words were spoken on his last video before being struck and killed by a Union Pacific train. Prior to the Black Box failing, Dillard was heard saying these words. Shortly afterward, the Plane crashed into the ground, killing all onboard including Dillard. That guy's got to stop… He'll see us. Who: James Dean , American actor. Note: Words said before dying in a car accident. Miss, I got what I really went for.
Who: Jeremy Wade Delle Note: After this troubled teenager left his Texas classroom under the pretenses of obtaining a late pass, he returned with a gun, uttered these words, and committed suicide in front of his classmates. The incident was later immortalized in the Pearl Jam song "Jeremy.
Who: John Denver Note: Spoken via cockpit radio after transmitting a four digit code. On the ground! Who: Charles Dickens Note: He suffered a stroke on a walk near his home, and asked to be laid down on the ground. Mais comment le diable pensez-vous que cela pourrait me faire du mal? Translation: But how the devil do you think this could harm me? Who: Denis Diderot , French encyclopedist, upon being warned by his wife not to eat too much. Little Cousins, Called back. Who: Emily Dickinson.
Letter to Louise and Frances Norcross, May Source: Johnson, Thomas H. Emily Dickinson Selected Letters. Cambridge: Belknap, I'm going to heaven. Who: Bo Diddley as he lay dying on his deathbed with his family surrounding him. I'll finally get to see Marilyn. I'll be fine. Who: Ronnie James Dio , heavy metal singer. Note: Spoken to his wife while he was in the hospital with stomach cancer, but she stayed with him.
A few days later he went into a coma and he was dead by the end of the week. Kurt Russell. Who: Walt Disney Note: Scrawled on a piece of paper. To this day, nobody knows what he meant by it, not even Kurt Russell, who was 15 at the time. This is the fish of my dreams. Who: Dan Dodds Note: Dodds had caught a lb. He turned to a stranger, said this quote, then fell into the river and died of a heart attack.
The salmon was barbecued and eaten at his wake. Ioann zhe uderzhival Yego i govoril: mne nadobno krestit'sya pour Tebya, i Ty li prikhodish' ko mne? No Iisus skazal yemu v otvet: ostav' teper', ibo tak nadlezhit nam ispolnit' vsyakuyu pravdu. Uslysh'te eto seychas, pozvol'te! Ne sderzhivay menya! Translation: But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptised of thee, and comest thou to me?
And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Hear now—permit it. Do not restrain me! Who: Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The majority of the quote is the verses Matthew Don't let them put me in one of those bags, I might suffocate. Who: Darragh Doyle spoken before dropping a live grenade at Omaha Beach. Hit the water, hit the water, hit the water! The helicopter stalled and plummeted into the Hudson River while Jane was still on the air, unintentionally broadcasting her final moments all across the metropolitan New York City area.
The helicopter's other occupant was seriously injured, but survived. Shakespeare, I come! Who: Theodore Dreiser. Keep the faith. Remember the death penalty is murder. They are taking the life of an innocent man. My attorney, Ron Kuley, will read my letter at a press conference after this is over.
That is all I have to say. Who: Robert Drew, d. August 2, Note: Executed by injection, Texas. Translation: You are going to hurt me, please don't hurt me, just one more moment, I beg you! Who: Madame du Barry Do you hear the rain? Do you hear the rain? Who: Jessica Dubroff , seven-year-old pilot speaking to her mother by telephone as the engines revved for takeoff, she and her flight instructor crashed minutes later in rough weather, April 11, Translation: Farewell my friends, I go to glory! Who: Isadora Duncan Note: Said before she got in her car to go home.
Her scarf got caught around the wheel and strangled her instantly as the driver took off. Stopping for a beer, be there when I can. Who: Ryan Dunn Note: Final text sent to Jackass co-worker Bam Margera, before getting involved in a car crash that would claim his life. Don't, don't, don't! This… this will hurt someone! Do not… Who: R. Budd Dwyer , Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, before he placed the barrel of a.
The press conference was held on what was to be the day before his sentencing. William Smith the witness whose testimony was critical to Dwyer's conviction said he lied under oath to get a lighter sentence. E [ edit ] We are running on line north and south. The above is the last confirmed radio transmission to her headquarters before vanishing. Okay, just wondering. The rest of the conversation was as follows: Earnhardt- "So, you got any advice for me here coming up? Corral My work is done. Why wait?
Who: George Eastman Note: Written in his suicide letter. So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I'll see you at the movies. Who: Roger Ebert Note: Final paragraph of his last public blog post, written two days before his passing.
It's very beautiful over there. Who: Thomas Edison Note: Spoken to his wife as he lapsed in and out of consciousness. There is debate over if he meant the afterlife, or the view from his window. In einem kurzen Weilchen, meine Herren, sehen wir uns ohnehin alle wieder. Das ist das Los aller Menschen. Es lebe Deutschland. Es lebe Argentinien. Translation: In a short while, gentlemen, we'll meet each other, anyway. That's every human's fortune. Long live Germany! Long live Argentina! Long live Austria! Citater fra… Who: Albert Einstein Note: When Einstein died on April 18, he left a piece of writing ending in an unfinished sentence.
These were his last words: I've always loved my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, and I've always loved my country. I want to go. God, take me. Who: Dwight D. Eisenhower , 34th President of the United States. Who: T. Eliot Note: Valerie was the name of his wife at the time of his death. Papa, I hate you. Who: Carmen Ellis, a three-year-old girl, beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend. Was ist mit mir geschehen? Translation: What has happened to me? Who: Elisabeth, Empress of Austria , stabbed to death on September 10, All my possessions for a moment of time.
Who: Elizabeth I, Queen of England , d. Are you all right? Who: Belinda Emmett , Australian actress. Note: Spoken to her sister, Lesley Arthur. Hurrah for anarchy! This is the happiest moment of my life. Who: George Engel , anarchist, union activist Note: Shouted before his execution at the gallows. Now why did I do that?
Ich sterbe. Translation: I die. Who: Leonhard Euler , Swiss mathematician and physicist. Fuck off. Who: Tony "Spaghetti" Eustace, Australian mobster. Eustace was found by two schoolchildren who were returning home from sports training on 23 April He had been shot six times in the back outside the Airport Hilton in North Arncliffe and was lying beside his gold Mercedes, bleeding profusely. He was rushed to hospital. Police attempted to speak to him, but Eustace only said those words, and died a short time later.
F [ edit ] I've never felt better.