Wouldn't it be easier if we knew exactly when we would die? Unfortunately, life doesn't work that way and we never really know what our last actions and words will be until the dreaded moment arrives.
Some of the world's most famous people have been recorded saying some interesting things before departing. Last words are generally fascinating and can range from sad to profound and even funny.
Here are the famous last words of 17 well-known people:
1. Humphrey Bogart
Last words: "I should never have switched from scotch to martinis."
2. Whitney Houston
Last words: "I'm going to go and see Jesus."
3. Bob Marley
Last words: "Money can't buy life."
4. Joe DiMaggio
Last words: "I finally get to see Marilyn [Monroe]."
5. Leonard Nimoy
Last words: A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory LLAP [Live long and prosper]. "
This is probably not the Star Trek actor's final spoken words, but it was his last tweet.
Curious what Elvis said before he died? Keep reading to find out.
6. Marie Antoinette
Last words: "Pardon me. I didn't do it on purpose," the queen of France reportedly said after stepping on the foot of the executioner on her way to the guillotine.
7. Paul Walker
Last words: "We will be back in five minutes."
Jim Torp, an engineer at the charity event Paul was attending before his fatal accident claimed these were the final words Paul spoke before driving off in the Porsche.
8. Princess Diana
Last words: "Oh my God, what is happening?"
The firefighter who tried to save the late princess recently opened up about the heartbreaking accident for the first time in 20 years.
9. James Brown
Last words: "I'm going away tonight."
10. Michael Jackson
Last words: "I'd like to have some milk. Please, please give me some more."
According to his disgraced doctor, Conrad Murray, "milk" was the nickname the King of Pop gave Propofol, the powerful hospital anesthetic he overdosed on.
11. Amy Winehouse
Last words: "I don't want to die"
The British singer said those heartbreaking words to her doctor over the phone just two hours before she died from alcohol poisoning.
12. Kurt Cobain
Last words: "I don't have the passion any more, and so remember, it's better to burn out than to fade away. Peace, love, empathy."
13. Steve Irwin
Last words: "I'm dying."
Irwin died from injuries he sustained while filing an episode of Steve The Crocodile Hunter. He was stabbed in the chest by a stingray and as soon as he was aware of what was going on, he said those final words to his cameraman.
14. Elvis Presley
Last words: "I'm going to the bathroom to read."
The singer spoke those words to his fiancee, Ginger Alden, hours before she found him passed out on the bathroom floor.
15. Coco Chanel
Last words: "You see, this is how you die."
16. Frank Sinatra
Last words: "I'm losing."
17. James Dean
Last words: "That guy's gotta stop... He'll see us."
According to Dean's friend and passenger, Rolf Wutherich, he told the actor to slow down after spotting the Ford Tudor ahead, but Dean assumed the other driver would see them. When they got close, the actor couldn't slam the brakes in time to prevent the crash.