Last words

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Last words or final words are a person's final articulated words, stated prior to death or as death approaches. Last words may not necessarily be written down or accurately recorded, and they may not be quoted accurately for a variety of reasons.

Famous last words[edit]

Famous last words include both the literal utterings; such as the sayings of Jesus on the cross,[1][2] from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar "Et tu, Brute?",[3] and the ironical sense of words said before a disaster, such as:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Holcomb, Justin (21 March 2013). "Jesus' Last Words from the Cross by Justin Holcomb". Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ Fairchild, Mary (6 December 2018). "7 Last Words of Jesus". ThoughtCo. Dotdash. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Et tu, Brute?". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ Foote, Shelby (1974). The Civil War: A Narrative. 3: Red River to Appomattox. New York: Random House. p. 203. ISBN 0-394-74913-8.
  5. ^ Percy, Sholto; Percy, Reuben (1856). The Percy Anecdotes. 5. New York City, NY: Harper & Brothers. p. 88.
  6. ^ Reiff, Corbin (May 11, 2013). "Forgotten Heroes: Terry Kath". Premier Guitar. Archived from the original on 22 January 2018. Retrieved June 6, 2014.

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