Some are even more poignant because they knew they were about to die. Here are a few:
“I’m Losing My Mind” – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra was an American singer and actor, famous in the 1950s. He had been seriously ill for months when he suffered a heart attack and died on May 14, 1998 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Hospital in Los Angeles.
According to his wife Barbara Marx, who was at his bedside when he died, his last words were: “I’m losing my footing”.
“I’ll be back in five minutes, okay?” – Paul Walker
Actor Paul Walker was best known for his role in the Fast and Furious series, which makes his death even more tragic as he died in a car accident.
On November 30, 2013, he came out of a charity event for a little drive and said, “Hey, I’ll be back in five minutes, okay? as reported by India Today.
“I’m Fine” – Heath Ledger
Australian actor and idol Heath Ledger was known for his role in films such as A Knight’s Tale and 10 Things I Hate About You.
On January 22, 2008, Heath tragically died of an accidental prescription drug overdose. In an interview for news.com.au, his father Kim Ledger revealed that his sister, Kate, told Heath not to mix prescription drugs that night.
The drugs prescribed to Heath were for anxiety, pain and insomnia, and when mixed together they can be deadly.
Her last words to her sister on the phone were “Katie, Katie, it’ll be fine.”
“It’s better to burn out than fade away” – Kurt Cobain
This poignant message was written by Kurt Cobain in his suicide note. He was found dead in his home on April 8, 1994, at his home in Seattle, Washington, after sustaining a fatal head wound from a 20-gauge shotgun and left an extremely emotional suicide note.
The last line read, “I don’t have the passion anymore, so remember, it’s better to burn out than fade away.”
‘Yeah’ – John Lennon
Singer and songwriter John Lennon, famous for the Beatles, was shot dead in New York on December 8, 1980.
He shouted “I’m shot!” After the bullets hit him in the side and back, he was able to walk five or six steps and enter that room until he collapsed. His last word was “yeah” which he mumbled to a policeman on the way to the hospital.
“Money can’t buy life” – Bob Marley
Jamaican singer and songwriter Bob Marley died aged 36 in Miami on May 11 after battling skin cancer.
His famous last words to his son Ziggy were, “Money can’t buy life.” Many fans think that Bob Marley talks about the money that can’t save him from cancer.