Strange things 9 famous people said right before they died

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People’s last words are fascinating.

Some share a nugget of wisdom, while others throw in one last joke. Somehow, these last words end up capturing an essence of the person who uttered them.

In light of that, Business Insider put together a list of the reported last words of 9 famous historical figures.


Bob Marley

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S ource: The Guardian


Charles Darwin

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Source: “Famous Last Words” by Laura Ward


King Louis XIV

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Source: “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to European History (2nd edition)” by Nathan Barber


Groucho Marx

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Source: “World Play: A cornucopia of puns, anagrams and other contortions and curiosities of the English language” by Gyles Brandreth


Sir Winston Churchill

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Source: “A Butcher’s Boy: On Killing, Dying and Death” by Barton Bauer


Michel de Nostradamus

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Source: “Immortal Last Words” by Terry Breverton


Steve Jobs

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Source: The New York Times via Mona Simpson, Steve Jobs’ sister.


Coco Chanel

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Source: The Guardian


Karl Marx

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Source: International Business Times