It’s amazing what runs through a person’s head as they take their last breath. Some people cry out for a loved one, others offer a last piece of advice, and in some cases people even find humor in their last seconds of life.
Charlie Chaplin managed to crack a joke about the end of his life just seconds before he died while Sigmund Freud found the absurdity in the end of life.
Here are the famous last words from 12 hugely popular celebrities.
1. Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger was talking on the phone with his sister when she voiced concern that he was too anxious. Ledger assured her that he would be find with these final words:
“Katie, Katie, look…it’ll be fine, you know, I just need to get some sleep.”
Ledger mixed his sleeping pills with other prescriptions and he passed away in his sleep.
2. Steve Jobs
While Steve Jobs was famous for carefully choosing his words on the stage at Apple events, his final words before dying of pancreatic cancer in 2011 were less carefully chosen.
As he passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011 Jobs was heard saying:
“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow. ”
Jobs had delayed typical cancer treatments until it was too late. Instead choosing non-traditional and ineffective homeopathy and other treatments.
3. Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin entertained fans for decades with his hilarious antics. The funny-man not only found humor in life, but also in death.
As he was laying in bed a priest said to the actor, “May the Lord have mercy on your soul.”
Chaplin looked up at the priest and replied, “Why not? After all, it belongs to him.”
Following his death Chaplin’s body was stolen and the thieves demanded a $600,000 ransom.
4. Sigmund Freud
The father of pyschoanalysis decided he had enough of his cancer when he hired a doctor for his physician-assisted suicide.
As he was passing away the Austrian neurologist was heard saying “This is absurd! This is absurd!”
We don’t know what he was referring to, perhaps it was his last opportunity to psychoanalyze his own situation.
5. Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra didn’t mince words as he prepared to take his last breath. He passed away in Los Angeles, California. His last words were simply “I’m losing it.”
Following those words Sinatra died of a heart attack.
Much of his life was mysterious but his last words were straight and to the point.