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    Top 10 Famous People And Their Historical Last Words

    The Tinseltown never forgets its brightest stars. However extraordinary the Hollywood people might be, in the end, they’re just that, people. Now there’s one thing we know about people is that they no matter the talent, no matter the beauty, they all die. While fame doesn’t give immortality in the flesh, it does give it in memory.

    We still remember the legends who have left the world of living. The stars who charmed the waiting audience with just a glance may not have any more to say but what they’ve given till their last words left an impact strong enough to last generations. Now in this age of forgotten Twitter receipts, let’s take a dive into the everlasting last words of Hollywood’s finest.  

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    1. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)

    Marilyn Monroe (Image: Getty)
    Marilyn Monroe (Image: Getty)

    “Say goodbye to Pat, say goodbye to the president, and say goodbye to yourself because you’re a nice guy.” 

    The iconic woman who created the phrase ‘Blonde Bombshell,’ and was the epitome of sex appeal left the world a little too early at the ripe age of 36. After years of iconic contributions to the world of cinema, Marilyn Monroe left with a soft goodbye. The ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ star’s last words were to a former lover Peter Lawford on August 5, 1962, before her still mysterious demise. 

    2. James Dean (1931–1955)

    James Dean  (Image: UCLA)
    James Dean (Image: UCLA)

    “That guy’s gotta stop… He’ll see us.”

    The guy with that daydream look in his eyes passed away at the young age of 24. The ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ icon was on his way to a racing event in Salinas California. Hollywood heartthrob James Dean said his last words in his Porsche 550 Spyder alongside his passenger, Rolf Wütherich before it crashed on September 30, 1955.

    3. Heath Ledger (1979–2008)

    Heath Ledger (Credit: Getty)
    Heath Ledger (Credit: Getty)

    “I’ll be fine”

    The actor who played the iconic Joker in ‘The Dark Knight,’ took his last breath on January 22, 2008. The Australian actor has been struggling as we can sense by the last words uttered by the star. He accidentally overdosed on prescribed medications which resulted in his untimely death at the age of 28. 

    4. John F. Kennedy (1917–1963)

    John F. Kennedy (Image: Getty)
    John F. Kennedy (Image: Getty)

    “No, they sure can’t.”

    The most heart-stopping death that shook the entire nation was of President John F. Kennedy. As the history and then portrayal of that history is the witness, the late president was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. The charming leader’s last words were to the First Lady of Texas, Nellie Connally. 

    5. Elvis Presley (1935–1977)

    Elvis Presley was introduced to drugs during his military stint
    Elvis Presley was introduced to drugs during his military stint

    “I’m going to the bathroom to read.”

    The ‘King of Rock and Roll,’ who contributed to the definition of a rockstar the last note of his life on August 16, 1977. Elvis Presley’s demise was due to a heartache as he was later found dead in his Graceland mansion. The pop icon’s last words were to his fiancée, Ginger Alden who lost him at the age of 42. 

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    6. Whitney Houston (1963–2012)

    Whitney Houston (Image: L.A. Times)
    Whitney Houston (Image: L.A. Times)

    “I just want to love and be loved”

    Another ripe soul with so much more to give to the world of music gone at the age of 48. Whitney Houston, who left an imprint on the music industry with her unique voice was found dead in the bathtub on February 11, 2012. 

    7. Robin Williams (1951–2014)

    Robin Williams
    Robin Williams

    “Goodnight, my love.”

    One can’t judge a book by its cover and beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams’ death is another example of that. The actor with unmatched humor who made millions laugh committed suicide by hanging himself. 63-year-old Robin, great at masking bid his wife Susan Schneider Williams goodbye on August 11, 2014, to never come back.

    8. Paul Walker (1973–2013)

    Paul Walker with 1994 Toyota Supra Mark IV
    Paul Walker

    “I’ll be back in five minutes – alright?”

    The iconic ‘Fast & Furious’ star who is still mourned by fans and industry passed away on November 30, 2013. The 40-year-old actor ironically died in a crash after he decided to ditch a charity event telling his friend Roger Rodas that he was going for a spin. 

    9. Kurt Cobain (1967–1994)

    Kurt Cobain (Image: Getty)
    Kurt Cobain (Image: Getty)

    “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.”

    The frontman of the iconic rock band Nirvana wanted to burn out instead of fade with the pace of life. The musical legend took his life at the age of 27 on April 5, 1994. Kurt Cobain’s famous last words were written in his suicide note which left just as big of an impact on the industry as his music.

    10. Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993)

    Audrey Hepburn
    Audrey Hepburn

    “It was the most beautiful Christmas I ever had”

    The golden era actress known for her timeless beauty finally gave in to appendiceal cancer after a long fight. Audrey Hepburn, who took over the cinema with her elegance in the 1940s passed away after 63 years of life in 1993, January 20. The ‘Breakfast at Tiffany‘s icon spent her last moment alongside partner Robert Wolders. 

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    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh is a Senior Content Writer at First Curiosity. She has been churning out content for 2 years. She's an avid reader and writer, fascinated by the works of Sylvia Plath, Franz Kafka, and Charles Bukowski. Akshita is also a poet herself, having written two poetry books titled ‘Made By Misery’ and ‘Deathbed’. Apart from goth literature, another thing that she enjoys is the real and fictional stories of Hollywood. She loves cinema and admires all works of art, be they delivered by actors or directors. So, keeping up with celebrity life comes as basic nature to her, something she loves knowing and informing others.

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