Sunday is here again! I do love my clichés, so what shall we do tonight? I think we will do something more in season–our eerie Halloween season, that is. I won’t be providing as much explanation as I normally do, as most of these don’t come explanation. Welcome to the special edition of Famous Last Words:
Spike Milligan: I told you I was ill, 2001
Lord Henry Temple Palmerston: Die, my dear Doctor, that’s the last thing I shall do! 1865
John Sedgewick: They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance, 1864. General Sedgwick ,a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, saw many engagements and was wounded by bullets three times. While quite an important figure in the War, we may never have heard of him except for this unfortunate–and incorrect–declaration.
Todd Beamer: Let’s roll, 2001. Todd is a little known hero who died Sept 11, 2001 while attempting to retake the hi-jacked United Airlines Flight 93.
George Best: Don’t die like I did, 2005. George was one of the best footballers in the world. He was scouted at a young age and rose to prominence quickly. His womanising and drinking were as renowned as his football talent – the latter of these preoccupations was the cause of his death .*
and, my personal favorite:
Salvador Dali: I do not believe in my death. Dali was a marvelous painter of surreal mindscapes. He was also known for his extravagant personal appearance and manner. While his final words are not actually known, in 1958 he did offer this phrase as an epitaph for himself.