The Famous Last Words Of 41 Historical Greats

Published January 16, 2015
Updated July 22, 2021

From Edgar Allen Poe to Tupac, enjoy the bitting and sometimes hilarious last words of some of history's greatest figures.

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George Harrison
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The Famous Last Words Of 41 Historical Greats
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Be they in the arts, politics, or sports, in many ways historical icons seem to be, well, not human. That perhaps explains why their deaths come as that much more of a shock to the general public.

The famous last words in the gallery above serve as an apt reminder that no one, not even the larger than life, can predict their end -- or for that matter, know exactly what they will say upon their dying breath.




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After reading these famous last words, check out our list of interesting quotes and history's best insults.

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