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10 Famous Last Words Uttered By Famous People In History

6. Terry Kath

Terry Kath of Chicago Transit Authority band
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Terry Kath was an American musician and song writer. He was known as the lead guitarist of the rock band, Chicago. Jimi Hendrix described him as “the best guitarist in the universe”. He loved carrying guns around and enjoyed playing with them. On the day of his death, he picked a semiautomatic 9mm pistol, leaned back on his chair and told Johnson, their band technician, “Don’t worry about it … look, the clip’s not even in it”. Johnson was still worried, so Keith showed him the empty magazine, replaced it in the gun, placed it on his temple and pulled the trigger. Unfortunately, there was a round in the chamber and Keith died instantly. (source)

7. James Brown 

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He was an American recording artist and musician. He is often referred to as the “The Godfather of Soul”. His last words were to his longtime manager Charles Bobbit: “I’m going away tonight.” Bobbit didn’t believe him but a short time later, Brown closed his eyes and died after sighing three times. (source)


8. Errol Flynn 

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He was an Australian-American actor well known for his romantic roles in Hollywood films and for his playboy lifestyle. His last words were “I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.” (source)

9. Elvis Presley 

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Elvis Aaron Presley was an American actor and singer. He was well know as the “the king of rock and roll” or just “the king”. His final words were revealed by his fiancée Ginger Alden. According to her, Elvis’s last words were “I’m going to the bathroom to read.” (source)

10. George Washington

George Washington
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He was the first president of the United States of America. He died in 1799 while at Mount Vernon. His last words were to secretary, Tobia Lear: “I am just going. Have me decently buried, and do not let my body be put into the vault in less than three days after I am dead. Do you understand me?”Lear said, “Yes.”

Washington’s last words were, “‘Tis well.” (source)


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