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Last words of famous people

The last words of famous people

The last words of famous people

Last words of famous people are something we would like to know, as they were pronounced just the seconds before death, and they were spoken by outstanding people who put their mark in history. When you have spent most of your life putting words down, it is only appropriate that you have something witty, humorous or poignant to offer on your deathbed. A writer’s life revolves around always knowing what to say and how to say it. But in the face of death, you’d think fear, pain and pressure would trump eloquence when speaking their last words. However, in the true form of their craft, (most of) these writers combine both honesty and eloquence to produce some of the greatest (and weirdest!) last words spoken.

Anton Chekhov last words of famous people

Anton Chekhov (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904), Russian physician, dramaturge and author

Anton Chekhov dying from Tuberculosis, his doctor had given him champagne to ease the pain.
After finishing the glass, he laid down on his bed and died.

Charles Dickens last words of famous people

Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) – an English writer and social critic.

Charles Dickens suffered a stroke outside his home and was asking to be laid on the ground

Edgar Allan Poe last words of famous people

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) – American author, poet

Ernest Hemingway last words of famous people

Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) – American author and journalist, committed suicide

George Bernard Shaw last words of famous people

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), an Irish playwright

H.G. Wells last words of famous people

H.G. Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946), English writer

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875), Danish author and poet

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875), Danish author and poet

Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) American journalist and author

Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) American journalist and author

Hunter S. Thompson. The last sentence on his suicide note

James Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) - Irish novelist and poet

James Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) – Irish novelist and poet

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) - English novelist

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) – English novelist

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832), German writer and statesman

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832), German writer and statesman

L. Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919), American author of children's books

L. Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919), American author of children’s books

Leo Tolstoy (9 September 1828 – 20 November 1910),  Russian writer and philosopher

Leo Tolstoy (9 September 1828 – 20 November 1910), Russian writer and philosopher

Mark Twain  (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),  American author and humorist

Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), American author and humorist

Mark Twain speaking to his daughter Clara. A note found by Twain’s deathbed read, “Death, the only immortal, who treats us alike, whose peace and refuge are for all. The soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.”

Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) Irish writer and poet

Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) Irish writer and poet

Voltaire (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher

Voltaire (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher

William Sidney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), O. Henry, American writer known as O. Henry

William Sidney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), O. Henry, American writer known as O. Henry

William Sidney Porter, otherwise known as O. Henry, was quoted as saying “Turn up the lights, I don’t want to go home in the dark” before passing away on June 5th, 1910 after a long battle with liver problems.

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