Weird History 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!
Errol Flynn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Dying Words: Last Words Spoken By Famous People At Death
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"I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it."

Errol Flynn, actor

Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn was an Australian-American actor. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 50 (1909-1959)

Birthplace: Hobart, Australia

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer

Cause Of Death: Myocardial infarction

Credits: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, Objective, Burma!

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#83 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Dying Words: Last Words Spoken By Famous People At Death
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"Friends applaud, the comedy is over."

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works, and songs. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 57 (1770-1827)

Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

Profession: Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, Lyricist, Composer, + more

Credits: Django Unchained, A Clockwork Orange, The King's Speech, The Pianist

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#18 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#16 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#43 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#30 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Eugene O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Dying Words: Last Words Spoken By Famous People At Death
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"I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room - and God damn it - died in a hotel room."

Eugene O'Neill, writer

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into American drama techniques of realism earlier associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The drama Long Day's Journey Into Night is often numbered on the short list of being among the finest American plays in the 20th century alongside A Streetcar Named Desire. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 65 (1888-1953)

Birthplace: Times Square, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright

Cause Of Death: Cerebellar abiotrophy

Credits: The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Emperor Jones, Anna Christie, Desire Under the Elms, + more

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#46 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#14 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

#16 on Fictional Characters Named Eugene

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Dying Words: Last Words Spoken By Famous People At Death
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"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."

Oscar Wilde, writer

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment. Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university, Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 46 (1854-1900)

Birthplace: Ireland, Ireland, Europe, Dublin

Profession: Poet, Journalist, Writer, Playwright

Cause Of Death: Meningitis

Credits: Dorian Gray, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Selfish Giant

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#11 on The Best Writers of All Time

#97 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#86 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#7 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

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