Dying Words: Last Words Spoken By Famous People At Death Quotations
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Dying Words: Last Words Spoken By Famous People At Death

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Dying words of famous people seem to be a little bit more poetic than the typical dying utterances of the common folk. Whether they've got the money and influence to be afforded the time to gather their thoughts, or because they're just plain cooler than many of us, there exist some memorable dying words from some very famous people. 

Granted, in order to record someone's final words, there has to be some normality and/or convenience to the person's death; for the most part, you'll not find any of these famous historical figures on the list of bizarre deaths from the 19th or even the 20th century. These notable historical figures died in bed, or in battle, or were somehow able to get their dying thoughts across to someone for recording on a list of last words of famous people.

What are some of the most memorable last words from famous people? What are the best dying words ever recorded? Some of the most notable last words of historical figures are recorded here on this list of famous final words. Make sure to upvote your favorites!

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    Louis XIV

    "Why do you weep. Did you think I was immortal?"

    Louis XIV, King of France

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    Errol Flynn

    "I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it."

    Errol Flynn, actor

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    James K. Polk

    "I love you Sarah. For all eternity, I love you."

    James K. Polk, US President

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    Oscar Wilde

    "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."

    Oscar Wilde, writer

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    Ludwig van Beethoven

    "Friends applaud, the comedy is over."

    Ludwig van Beethoven, composer

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    Ethel Barrymore

    "Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I'm happy."

    Ethel Barrymore, actress

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