French fashion designer Coco Chanel (L)
Stf/AFP/Getty ImagesFrench fashion designer Coco Chanel went out in style and like a boss. She said, “This is how you die.”
Keystone-france/Gamma-Keystone/Getty ImagesSigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis, couldn’t help but analyze his situation on the way out. His last words were “This is absurd! This is absurd!” It should also be noted that he chose physician-assisted suicide, since he was dying of cancer. In case you wanted to know where he stood on that issue.
Peter Bischoff/PB Archive/Getty ImagesWhitney Houston died in February of 2012. She was an incredible singer and performer. Her last words were reportedly, “I’m gonna go see Jesus, want to see Jesus.”
Cbs Photo Archive/CBS/Getty ImagesActor John Wayne, known for his kindness and good manners, left a hero. He turned to his wife at his bedside and said, “Of course I know who you are. You’re my girl. I love you.”
Mondadori Portfolio/Mondadori Portfolio/Getty ImagesWalt Disney left with a mystery: dying of lung cancer, he wrote the name “Kurt Russell” on a piece of paper. The story was confirmed by Kurt himself on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in April 2007.
Mondadori Portfolio/Mondadori Portfolio/Getty ImagesCharlie Chaplin made a joke as his last words—perfect, right? A priest said “May the Lord have mercy on your soul” to which he replied, “Why not? After all, it belongs to him.” We hope he died laughing.
Mondadori Portfolio/Mondadori Portfolio/Getty ImagesCuban-born American actor Desi Arnaz worked with his wife Lucille Ball on the iconic TV series “I Love Lucy.” No wonder, therefore, that his last words were about both: “I love you too, Honey. Good Luck with your show.”
wikimedia commonsThe iconic comedian may have died of pneumonia, but that didn’t slow his hilarious style. He famously quipped on the way out, “This is no way to live.”
Keystone-france/Gamma-Keystone/Getty ImagesHis brother, Chico, was just as funny. He told his wife: “Remember, Honey, don’t forget what I told you. Put in my coffin a deck of cards, a mashie niblick, and a pretty blonde.”
Afp/AFP/Getty ImagesSinger, comedian, actor, host—and utter charmer, even on his deathbed. His wife had just asked him, “Where would you like to be buried?” To which the 100 year old Hope said, “Surprise me.” Talk about a great exit line!
Keystone-france/Gamma-Keystone/Getty ImagesAnother loving tribute: Jimmy Stewart, who had been married for 44 years, said, “I’m going to be with Gloria now.” She was his remarkable wife who had died three years prior.
Ben Rose/WireImage/Getty ImagesRapper Heavy D famously tweeted “Be inspired,” before he passed out and was gone.
Nbc/NBCUniversal/Getty ImagesThe actor left with a courageous, contagiously fun line: “I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”
Nbc/NBCUniversal/Getty ImagesSaid this iconic actress: “Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I’m happy.”
Nbc/NBCUniversal/Getty ImagesElvis has left the building. But before he famously went (dying on the toilet at his Graceland home), he announced, “I’m going to the bathroom to read.”