Famous (and not-so-famous) dying last words

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Everyone wants to be remembered after they die. There are many ways to accomplish this -- making a significant contribution to society, becoming famous, even just being a solid member of the community who always could be counted on to help and we'd name a school building after him except for that affair with the assistant principal that everyone knew about.

But another way to leave a lasting last impression on the living is to say something memorable right before you draw your last breath. Pithy, jaunty and humorous parting lines are always good choices, but you truly have many options: Dire warnings, crazy talk, defiant proclamations, blubbering like a baby, statements of abject remorse, etc. 

The point is to make the most of your final moment in the spotlight before the curtain comes down on your life's performance. That's what the people in the video below tried to do, with varying levels of success, we'd say. Take notes, and don't be afraid to steal a line. It's not like any of them are going to be around to sue you!

Oh wait, neither will you.

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