"Any last words?" It's a question that has been asked of condemned men and women for as long as executions have been state sponsored. It's also one of the things that people fight within themselves over: "what would I say if I knew it was going to be the last thing to ever escape my mouth?" You don't want to leave anything unsaid, but that being said, celebrities have been known to have some interesting last words before they pass on. For some they are insightful and inspiring, for others they are unexpected and somewhat strange.
Let's look at 8 celebrities who left us with a last message before they passed away.
1. Frank Sinatra
"Old Blue Eyes" had crowds hanging off every last one of his words for decades. An icon's icon, Frank always knew what to say. He passed away on May 14, 1998, at the age of 82. Before he died, he had been fighting multiple health problems, and his last words dictated this, "I'm losing it." The words on his tombstone are more well known, and are often thought to be his last words, "The best is yet to come."
2. Heath Ledger
One of the sadder deaths put on this list. Heath Ledger was only 28 years old when he died from an accidental overdose of sleeping pills and prescription medication. Some say he delved too deeply into his character when he played The Joker in the Dark Knight Trilogy, and that it contributed to his death. His last words were, "Katie, Katie, look…it’ll be fine, you know, I just need to get some sleep,” spoken to his sister.
3. Paul Walker
Paul Walker died tragically in a car accident while on his way to a promotional event for The Fast and the Furious movie series on November 20, 2013. The Porsche he was riding in lost control and crashed, engulfing the car and its occupants in flames. His last words as he hopped in the car for a quick ride were, “We will be back in five minutes.”
4. Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston had a sad life towards the end, and people knew that she was dealing with a whole host of personal problems. The powerful singer was found unresponsive in a bathtub in the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Her cause of death was revealed to be a combination of drug overdose leading to drowning. Her last attributed words were haunting, “I’m gonna go see Jesus, want to see Jesus.”
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