By Bernie on 31 May 2012
History has recorded the last words of many famous people. In my article Eat, Drink and be Merry - 13 Last Words, I offered my readers the last words of some of our famous fellow human beings involving food or drink before they died.
Not to leave out non-famous people, my article 13 Not So Famous Last Words covered the last words spoken by millions of anonymous souls before they went to meet their maker.
Today I would like to present the last words of 13 souls who took their own lives (whether intentionally or not):
Frances and Courtney, I'll be at your altar. Please keep going Courtney, for Frances for her life will be so much happier without me. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU.
~~ Kurt Cobain, musician, d. April 8, 1994
- Goodbye, everybody!
Last words as he jumped off the cruise ship "Orizaba." (His body was never found.)
~~ Hart Crane, poet, d. April 27, 1932
- To my friends: My work is done. Why wait?
~~ George Eastman, inventor, d. March 14, 1932
- When all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one.
~~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman, writer, d. August 17, 1935
( As an advocate for the right-to-die, Gilman committed suicide on August 17, 1935 by taking an overdose of chloroform. She "chose chloroform over cancer.")
- And now, in keeping with Channel 40's policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts, in living color, you're about to see another first - an attempted suicide.
Shot herself during broadcast.
~~ Chris Chubbuck, newscaster, d. July 15, 1974
Don't worry, it's not loaded.
Suicide playing Russian roulette.
~~ Terry Kath, rock musician, d. January 23, 1978
- They tried to get me - I got them first!
Suicide by drinking Lysol.
~~ Vachel Lindsay, poet, d. December 4, 1931
I must end it. There's no hope left. I'll be at peace. No one had anything to do with this. My decision totally.
~~ Freddie Prinze, comedian, d. January 29, 1977
- Dear World, I am leaving you because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool - good luck.
~~ George Sanders, British actor, d. April 25, 1972
- "Football Season Is Over."
No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax This won't hurt.
Hunter left the note for his wife, Anita. He shot himself four days later at his home in Aspen, Colo., after weeks of pain from a host of physical problems that included a broken leg and a hip replacement.
~~ Hunter S. Thompson, author, d. 20 February, 2005
The writer's ashes were blown into the sky in Woody Creek, Colo., amid fireworks on Aug. 20.
To Harald, may God forgive you and forgive me too but I prefer to take my life away and our baby's before I bring him with shame or killing him, Lupe.
~~ Lupe Velez, actress, d. December 13, 1944
Lupe was once married to Olympic swimmer turned actor, Johnny Weissmuller and was also linked romantically to Gary Cooper, Jimmy Durante, Jack Dempsey, Tom Mix, Victor Fleming, and a young actor named Harald Maresch.
- I don't believe that people should take their own lives without deep and thoughtful reflection over a considerable period of time.
~~ Wendy O. Williams, punk rock performer, d. April 6, 1998
- I feel certain that I'm going mad again. I feel we can't go thru another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices
~~ Virginia Woolf, author, d. March 28, 1941
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