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Last words from famous people are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes inspiring and always fascinating! As someone approaches the end of their life they tend to reflect on their decisions and outcomes, and while it’s very sad, it’s also time to celebrate what they have achieved in their lifetime. These last words from famous people are intriguing because they allow you to see just how they feel about their lives.

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18. Bob Marley

A reggae singer and musician, Bob Marley’s last words were spoken to his sons. He said “money can’t buy life” - this is a truly profound statement which really lets you see just how important it is to focus on what you truly love, as opposed to what makes you the most money.

Life happens when you are truly happy, and a lot of last words from famous people seem to say the same thing.

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17. John Lennon

Legendary Beatles member and self-confessed dreamer John Lennon’s last words are truly eerie. He exclaimed “I’m shot” as he stumbled into his home after being shot four times by Mark Chapman. It’s not hard to imagine how terrified he would have been, and this makes these last words really tragic.

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16. Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was a music powerhouse and her songs were sensational. However, her struggles with different substances were also known by all her fans.

Amy was eventually overwhelmed by her issues and her career was going downhill. The last attempt at reviving her career was a disaster since she could not stand still enough to complete a song.

Amy Winehouse left a voice note which is also the last words, "I do not want to die" to her doctor two hours before she died. According to her bodyguard, she had stayed up late listening to music, watching TV, and laughing. She would not wake up in the morning. He contacted emergency after realizing that she was unresponsive. She died of alcohol poisoning.

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15. Thomas Edison

Some of the most quoted last words ever, Thomas Edison muttered “It’s very beautiful over there” before passing away. These last words are very touching and inspire many people, whether they are religious or not. It’s wonderful to think that whatever is after death is very beautiful.

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14. George Harrison

Another member of The Beatles, George Harrison said something before he died that everyone should remember - “Love one another”. As you reflect on life it’s easy to see that the times when you are the happiest is when you are being kind to people, and it’s important to remember that always.

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13. Whitney Houston

"I'm gonna go see Jesus, want to see Jesus."

The iconic singer, Whitney Houston, reportedly talked about Jesus in her last days. She even told some friends that she felt the end was near and she wanted to spend more time praising the Lord. The singer released her last studio album in 2009. Her album I look to you reflected her faith in the Lord.

The night before her death, she performed a heartfelt version of "Jesus Loves Me". She was found unresponsive in her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel drowned in the bathtub. She was pronounced dead almost 30 minutes after by the Beverly Hills paramedics. The cause of her death was later revealed to be the result of drowning and drug use. Her death was labeled as an accident.

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12. Paul Walker

"We will be back in five minutes."

The sudden death of Fast and Furious star, Paul Walker still lives in the memory of many people. His last words were spoken to Jim Torp, the engineer at a charity event Paul attended on November 30, 2013.

Right after these words, he joined a colleague Rodas in his Porsche. He was the passenger. The Porsche crashed killing both of them. Paul Walker continues to be mourned by the crew of Fast and Furious. His friend Vin Diesel revealed how hard it has been for him after the death of Paul Walker. He commented on Paul's third anniversary that the years after the death of his friend had been the hardest time in his life. The song "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth is a tribute song to the actor.

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11. Heath Ledger

“Katie, Katie, look…it’ll be fine, you know, I just need to get some sleep.”

Actor Heath Ledger made waves with his movies. He was one actor who could make his fans love a movie even when the plot was not great. Heath's death came as a shock. The actor's last words were spoken to his sister. He complained about his inability to sleep.

He told her he was going to take some sleeping pills and she warned him not to. She expressed her worry and his last words were supposed to be an assurance that he would be okay. Later, his housekeeper found him unconscious in bed. He died of acute intoxication as a result of mixing sleeping pills with his prescriptions.

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10. Kurt Cobain

"It's better to burn out than to fade away."

Musician Kurt Cobain was stressed about many issues and apparently, he could not deal with it all. The Nirvana band member was increasingly depressed and unhappy in his life.

One of his personal notes revealed that he no longer found happiness in music. This made him take his own life in 1994with a gun. His last words were a note found by an electrician, Gary Smith who came in to install surveillance cameras in the Cobain's home. Kurt was a multi-talented musician who also played the guitar and wrote a lot of songs.

He, however, could not cope with his public image. He struggled with addiction and depression. Kurt was inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of fame along with his Nirvana band mates in 2014.

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9. Michael Jackson

"Milk, more Milk"

These words indicate legendary musician Michael Jackson's struggle with drugs even until his last moments. According to his doctor, Conrad Murray revealed that Michael kept on pleading for "milk" to ease his pain associated with his addiction. The "Milk" refers to propofol, a rather powerful anesthesia. Hours later, Michael Jackson was found unresponsive in his rented mansion in Los Angeles.

It was revealed that the king of Pop has overdosed on "milk" (propofol). He was pronounced dead an hour after several efforts were made to revive him. Michael Jackson is one of the most celebrated musicians. He tops the list as the highest-earning celebrity among celebrities who are no more. His death resulted in the crash of several websites due to the high user rate. He was mourned globally.

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8. Leonardo da Vinci

It is no secret that Leonardo da Vinci never really believed that he had reached his full potential as an artist - his last words were “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have”. It makes you wish he was around now to see the world-renowned painter he has become!

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7. Frida Khalo

"I hope the exit is joyful and hope never to come back."

Famed Mexican painter Frida Khalo is one public figure who expressed all she felt through her paintings. She had a fickle marriage with Diego Riviera, a marriage that caused her a lot of anxiety. She also suffered from a bus accident as a teenager. This accident would cause her a lot of health problems in the future.

Her leg was amputated a few years leading to her death. This increased in depression. She isolated herself from the rest of the world. Her last words express the pain she went through and how "unfriendly" her fate had been. She died on July 13, 1954, 7 days after her 47th birthday. Frida's paintings were done mostly using the style of Mexican folk art. Most of her paintings were portraits of herself.

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6. Ryan Dunn

“Stopping for a Beer, Be There When I Can”

Comedian Ryan Dunn died on June 20, 2011. His death shock all Jackass fans considering the fact that no one saw it coming. His last words were even more chilling. He said this to his friend Bam Margera on the night of his accident. He could not make it to where he was going, his car crashed killing his passenger and himself.

Many found it hard to believe especially his acquaintance, Kalinoski who was one of the last people to see him alive. Kalinoski recalled how he met him in a bar after a long time. They spent some time talking about old times. Kalinoski noted that Ryan was in good spirits and there was nothing unusual about his behavior. He was shocked to wake up to the news of his death. Prior to his death, he posted a picture of him and his colleague Zachary Hartwell drinking in a bar on Instagram. It was revealed that his blood-alcohol level was twice over the legal limit.

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5. Steve Jobs

There is so much controversy and confusion around Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ last words after he died of cancer in 2011. His sister who was with him until the end says that his last words were “oh wow oh wow oh wow” - what he was amazed by is a mystery.

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4. Jimi Hendrix

The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye. The story of love is hello and goodbye until we meet again.” This musician even knew how to phrase his last words so beautifully, his talent was incredible.

Life is quick, so you best enjoy it. He believed that people meet again after death and that it is never really over. Hendrix died young at 27 years old by choking on his own vomit while intoxicated, but that is highly disputed to this day. 

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3. Sir Winston Churchill

"I'm bored with it all" Sometimes at the end of it all, some people are genuinely just ready to go. It is not to say that they are unfulfilled with their lives, it could be just the opposite.

They felt like they have accomplished all that they needed to in their lifetime and are ready to check out. Sometimes life is not fulfilling enough and a sense of emptiness overwhelms them, that they no longer have a passion for life within themselves.

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2. Charlie Chaplin

"Why not? After all, it belongs to Him"This was his response after the priest said to him: 'May the Lord have mercy on your soul'. He died in 1977 on Christmas day of a stroke and left behind a legacy of laughter. He was said to be a monument of the cinema, of all countries and all times. The most beautiful gift was the cinematic delights left to us. 

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1. Princess Diana

"My God, what's happened?" These words were heard by the paparazzi who were surrounding her trying to get her picture instead of helping after the car crash.

She was disoriented and badly injured and that was not as important as getting their picture. Many believed that she was intentionally murdered and it was no accident at all.

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