The more or less early death of some of the most famous celebrities in the world was tragic and shocking for the tens of millions of fans who mourn them even today. What were the last words spoken by the great artists of the world before he died.
The last words of the greatest artists in the world
Some of them, whether we are talking about actors, singers, politicians or writers, have left behind an invaluable cultural heritage, and their last words before they died have haunted their loved ones for many years, especially in the case of those who sensed the end.
Heath Ledger – “I’ll be fine!”
On January 22, 2008, actor Heath Ledger, known to the general public for his phenomenal role as Joker in The Dark Knight, died tragically due to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
In an interview with News many years ago, Heath’s father, Kim Ledger, revealed that his sister, Kate, advised his famous brother not to mix drugs that night.
The doctors prescribed by Heath Ledger were for anxiety, pain and insomnia, and once taken together could have fatal consequences. His last words were addressed to his sister by phone, words that still haunt the actor’s sister: “Katie, Katie, I’ll be fine.”
The actor received a post-mortem OSCAR for the incomparable role of the Joker in The Dark Knight, a film in which he also starred in Christian Bale. Heath Ledger was only 28 years old when he left this world.
Paul Walker – “I’ll be back in 5 minutes, okay?”
The irony of fate played on the fingers of actor Paul Walker. The 40-year-old artist died in a car accident, being known for his role in the Furious and Fast film franchise.
On November 30, 2013, Walker left a charity event to take his car for a quick walk, his last words being: “Hey, I’ll be back in five minutes, okay?” .
The tragedy happened during the filming for the movie Furious and Fast 7, and for the last scene in the film his brother Cody Walker was co-opted, due to the striking resemblance between the two.
Kurt Cobain – “Better to burn than to disappear!”
One of the most important representatives of Club 27, the singer Kurt Cobain committed suicide at only 27 years old. The soloist of the grunge band Nirvana left a suicide note to Courtney Love’s wife, a letter that contained an extremely strong emotional message.
The last words of the artist were: “I don’t have a passion anymore, so remember, it’s better to burn than to disappear.”
Kurt Cobain was found dead on April 8, 1994, at his residence in Seattle, Washington. He suffered a fatal head injury from a .20 caliber rifle.
Bob Marley – “Money can’t buy your life!”
Bob Marley, the legendary king of reggae music, in Miami on May 11, 1981, after a hard fight with a relentless disease, skin cancer. The Jamaican artist was only 36 years old when he died.
His last words became famous and were addressed to his son Ziggy: “Money can’t buy life.”
John Lennon – “I’m shot. Yes.”
One of the most tragic crimes in the music world was that of John Lennon. The singer and songwriter from The Beatles was shot four times by Mark Chapman, on December 8, 1980, in front of his apartment in New York.
John Lennon shouted “I’m being shot!” , and after the bullets hit him in the side and back, he managed to walk five or six steps and enter his house until he collapsed. His last word was “Yes”, which he whispered to a policeman on the way to the hospital. Yoko Ono’s husband was 40 years old when he died.
Frank Sinatra – “I’m losing my mind!”
Frank Sinatra was one of America’s most beloved singers in the mid-20th century. The ex-husband of the famous actress Ava Gardner suffered a heart attack, when her heart gave way on May 14, 1998 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Hospital in Los Angeles.
According to her partner in the last years of her life, Barbara Marx said she was by his bed when he died, and his last words were “I’m losing my mind!”. The artist died at the age of 82.