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Famous Last Words

The ladies have to go first … Get in the lifeboat, to please me … Good-bye, Dearie. I'll see you later.
John Jacob Astor IV, aged 47, to his 19 year old new and pregnant wife, Madeleine, aboard TITANIC. As they were entering one of the last lifeboats, he noticed an approaching female passenger and gave up his place.
Am I dying or is this my birthday?
Lady Nancy Astor when, on her deathbed, she momentarily awoke to find herself surrounded by her entire family.
Bugger Bognor.
King George V. Just before his death, his doctor assured him that he would soon recover and be able to holiday at his favourite seaside resort, Bognor Regis.
How is the Empire?
King George V, as reported in The Times.
Congestion. Stopped.
Joseph Henry Green, a 19th century British surgeon. After taking an especially raspy breath, he remarked, “Congestion.” He then checked his own pulse, announced “Stopped,” and died.
Leave the shower curtain on the inside of the tub.
Conrad Hilton. On his deathbed just before he died, Hilton was asked if he had any last words of wisdom for the world.
How’s this for a headline? “French Fries.”
James D. French, American criminal, just before his death in the electric chair, 1966.
Sergeant, the Spanish bullet isn’t made that will kill me.
Buckey O'Neill, 1898.
And now, in keeping with Channel 40’s policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living colour, you're about to see another first – an attempted suicide.
Chris Hubbock, an American newscaster who killed herself during a live broadcast in Sarasota, Florida.
Why should I talk to you? I’ve just been talking to your boss.
Wilson Mizner, writer and gambler, when he briefly regained consciousness before dying and found a priest standing over him.
They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist …
General John Sedgwick, 1864.

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