Celebrities captivate the public while alive, and in some cases, become even more popular after they die. Following the death of a star, it is common for fans to devour every detail on how the individual lived, whom he or she dated, and what led to his or her death. The last words shared by celebrities before their passing are one such detail that can have a powerful effect on fans for years to come. Here are thirty-three iconic celebrities and the famous last words they shared before they passed.
George Washington was much more than just an American politician; he was a soldier who served as the first president of the United States (between 1789 and 1797). Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He eventually presided over the 1787 convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which is why he is often referred to as 'the father of the country.' The actual cause of Washington’s death has been debated for years, although it is believed to have been the result of hypovolemia. There are several reports claiming his last words were, “It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go.”
The world today would look much different if it were not for Steve Jobs. Jobs was the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Apple Inc. He is often referred to as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution who changed the way humans work and interact with technology. Popular products, such as the iMac, iPad, iPhone, and iPad, can all be traced back to Jobs. Apple also created iTunes and the original Mac OS under his leadership. Sadly, Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2003. After several surgeries and a liver transplant, Jobs passed away surrounded by his loved ones in October 2011. His final words, according to sources, were, “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”