25 Most Famous Last Words Ever Uttered
20. “Hey fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? French Fries!”
These were the last words of James Donald French, a murderer who was convicted in the United States on August 10, 1966. He was the last criminal to have ever been executed under the death penalty law of Oklahoma. He was sentenced to be electrocuted after killing one of his cellmates in jail. At the top of his voice, he pronounced these words in front of the members of the press who were there to witness his execution.
15. “Put out the bloody cigarette!”
An intrepid officer who fought during the First World War, Saki, aka Hector Hugh Munro, said these words to his co officer for fear that their opponents might locate them through the smoke emitted by the cigarette he was smoking. This shrewd remark is said to have paved the way for his death, as upon hearing the strident remark, the opponents were able to track them down in their hole. One of their opponents fired a German sniper and immediately killed the officer.
10. “Don’t you dare ask God to help me”
Joan Crawford, highly regarded as one of the most spectacular movie actresses of her time, got cancer in her 70’s. She had been bedridden for years and had refused to seek medical care for herself. On May 1977, the two nurses who took care of her on her last day, upon realizing that Crawford was already dying, offered a soft prayer beside her bed. The movie star saw them praying, uttered “Don’t you dare ask God to help me,” then breathed her last.
5. “You have won, O Galilean.”
These were the final words of Roman emperor and Constantine descendant Julian, when he tried to quash the original endorsement to Christianity of the Roman Empire. He died during the Battle of Samarra in Maranga.