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The Haunting Last Words Of 10 Influential Celebrities

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As dark as it sounds, a date with death is the only thing you're guaranteed in life.

Since nobody knows when the grim reaper will rear his ugly head, you can't be certain what your final moments will be like, or the last words that come out of your mouth.

However, there's an estimated 100 billion human deaths since the beginning of time, which include some of the most influential figures in history.

Luckily for us, plenty of celebrities have had their famous last words recorded, and they range from hilarious to heartbreaking.

Here are the haunting last words of 10 of the most well-known individuals to walk the face of the earth.

1. Michael Jackson

In 2009, Michael Jackson passed away after suffering from a cardiac arrest, believe to be caused by a drug overdose.

According to his disgraced doctor, Conrad Murray, the "Beat It" singer implored for "milk" before he died, which was the nickname for the anesthetic propofol.

"He was pleading and begging to please please let him have some milk because that was the only thing that would work," Murray said in a paid interview for a TV documentary.

He said Jackson's last words were "More milk."

2. Oscar Wilde

When Oscar Wilde met his demise in 1900, the famous poet didn't forget his wit when he said, "The wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go."

Although there's varying reports on his cause of death, it's widely believed Wilde passed away from meningitis a the age of 46.

3. Joan Crawford

Infamously called "Mommy Dearest" by her adoptive daughter she allegedly abused, Joan Crawford was brass until the day she died.

The Academy Award-winner suffered a heart attack in 1977, and her housekeeper started praying.

Before she died, Crawford told her, "Don't you dare ask God to help me."

4. Alfred Hitchcock

After several weeks of poor health, the famed Alfred Hitchcock suffered kidney failure, which led him to his doom at 80 years old.

Despite his success, the Vertigo director was known to be an assertive individual with determination and drive.

When he passed away, he was surrounded by his close friends and family, and reported told them, "One never knows the ending. One has to die to know exactly what happens after death, although Catholics have their hopes."

5. Heath Ledger

Although Heath Ledger received critical acclaim for his role as "The Joker" in The Dark Knight, he was never able to fully celebrate his career milestone when tragedy struck in 2008.

The actor was 28 years old when he passed away from an accidental drug overdose.

The night before he died, Ledger was on the phone with his sister, who advised him not to mix sleeping pills along with his prescriptions for a chest cold.

"Katie, Katie, look...it'll be fine, you know, I just need to get some sleep," he told her.

6. Princess Diana

Tragedy struck the nation when Princess Diana died in a car accident in Paris, France after attempting to escape the paparazzi.

The Duchess of Wales was only 36 years old, when she met her demise, despite rigorous attempts to save her life.

One of these individuals was French firefighter Xavier Gourmelon who revealed on Good Morning Britain that before she suffered from a cardiac arrest, Diana was pulled out of the vehicle and asked him, "Oh my God, what is happening?"

She was later transported to the hospital, where she passed away at 4 a.m. on August 31, 1997.

7. Elvis Presley

Although Elvis Presley was called the "King of Rock n' Roll" the "Jailhouse Blues" crooner was also known to have a drug addiction.

Presley was 38 years old in 1977 when he told his girlfriend Ginger Alden, "I'm going to the bathroom to read."

Sadly, he never reemerged from the lavatory, and it was later discovered Presley had 14 prescription drugs in his system at the time of his death.

8. Walt Disney

Unlike the other memorable figures on this list, Walt Disney's last words were actually written on a piece of paper.

Following his passing away from lung cancer at the age of 65, it was discovered Disney left a note with the words "Kurt Russell" scribbled on it.

While nobody has ever decipher its meaning, Russell said Disney was his mentor, and he saw him as a grandfather-figure.

"There were many, many things that I connected with him [on],” he said. “He reminded me a lot of my grandfather."

"I was very comfortable around him, and I had a great time with him, great relationship, and it was very important."

9. Sir Winston Churchill

Arguably one of the most famous Prime Ministers in British history, Sir Winston Churchill was known to be a courageous man.

Before slipping into a coma after suffering from a stroke in 1965, the statesman, who is credited with several war-time accomplishments, simply said, "I'm bored with it all."

He died nine days later at the age of 90.

10. Karl Marx

While many people may not be familiar with the German philosopher from the 19th century, Karl Marx is best known for his anti-capitalist works, which formed the base of Marxism.

When he passed away from bronchitis in 1883, he was asked by his housekeeper if he had any last words.

However, he didn't appreciate her question, and allegedly shouted at her, "Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough!"

Which celebrity do you think had the best famous last words? Let us know in the comments!

[H/T: Suggest, Huffington Post, Thought Catalog]