Famous Last Words

Posted on February 22, 2023 by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah under Death, Dying, Last Words
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The Huffington Post published an online article by Yagana Shah entitled, “Eight Famous People and their Equally Famous Last Words.”  It really got me thinking – what would I want my last words to be?   Here is a brief overview of Ms. Shah’s article.


1. “No, I certainly can’t.” – President John F. Kennedy.   While riding in the fateful motorcade, it’s alleged that Nellie Connally, the first lady of Texas, looking at the crowds, said “You certainly can’t say that the people of Dallas haven’t given you a nice welcome.”  The president reportedly made his reply just moments before he was shot.  

2. “You’re right. It’s time. I love you all.” – Michael Landon.  In his final days, Landon was said to have been surrounded by his nine children and his wife.

3. “My Florida water.” – Lucille Ball. The actress and comedienne asked for her perfumed water before she died.

4. “I hope I haven’t bored you.”Elvis Presley.  These were his last words at his final press conference.

5. “I finally get to see Marilyn.”Joe DiMaggio.  He must have been speaking about his ex-wife, Marilyn Monroe. 

6. “I’m going away tonight.” – James Brown. The singer knew he was going to pass as he uttered his last words to his manager.

7. “I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”Errol Flynn.  He apparently uttered those words just before he died. 

8. “I should never have switched from Scotch to martinis.”Those were allegedly the last words of “Casablanca” actor Humphrey Bogart.  Other stories say his actual last words were, “Goodbye, kid. Hurry back,” to his wife, Lauren Bacall, who was briefly leaving the house.


We can’t predict our final last words, but we can pre-plan our final wishes.  Visit us today to begin the pre-planning process.  Pre-planning is simple and only takes about an hour. 

Serenity Funeral Home is located just off Riverside Drive at 1316 S. 400 E., St. George, UT, (435) 986-9100, or visit us on-line at www.SerenityStG.com

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 Submitted by W. Russell Atkin, Funeral Director/Owner

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