A lot is made of the last words a person says before they die. Perhaps the family and friends of the soon-to-be-deceased are hoping for words of wisdom, an apology, or the answer to a personal mystery. Those things rarely come.
Last words are often unexpected or confusing, since death rarely arrives according to a timely schedule. Here are 25 of the most famous, perplexing, inspirational, or just plain weird last words from famous people throughout history.
25. Brittany Murphy
24. Captain Edward Smith
The captain of the Titanic to his crew, right before the ship sank.
23. George Harrison
22. Eric Garner
Said repeatedly while being held in a choke hold my police, one that killed him.
21. Groucho Marx
Making jokes until the very end.