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~ Nathan Gale after shooting Dimebag Darrell Abbot. He was then killed by officer James Niggemeyer after he shot him in the face with eight shotgun bullets.
If you have a message for the Devil, tell me now for I'll be seeing him soon.
~ Lavinia Fisher before getting executed by hanging.
La ilahe illallah, mohammeden rasulullah (Translation: I swear there is no God but Allah and Muhammed is God's messenger.)
~ Saddam Hussein before getting executed by hanging.
Spararmi al petto! (Translated: Shoot me in the chest!)
~ Benito Mussolini in front of a firing squad.
Hurry up you Hoosier bastard, I could kill ten men while you're fooling about!
~ Carl Panzram before he was executed by hanging.
I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people... the good working people... and I'm not sorry for my crime. I am sorry I could not see my father.
~ Leon Czolgosz before his execution.
You can all kiss my ass! You'll never find the rest!
~ John Wayne Gacy before execution by lethal injection.
Ich Bin Heinrich Himmler. (Translated: I am Heinrich Himmler.)
~ Heinrich Himmler
Useless, useless...
~ John Wilkes Booth. After getting fatally shot and was dragged to the porch of the Garrett farm house.
لا تتحول ضوء. (Translate: Don't turn out the light.)
~ Osama Bin Laden 15 minutes before he was shot by US Special Forces.
I don't care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me.
~ Jeffery Dahmer to fellow inmate Christopher Scarver, who then beat him to death with a preacher bar (part of a weight lifting machine).
I'm the problem.
~ David Burke who answered the question from the captain of Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 asking what the problem was. Burke then shot the pilots and then himself, causing the plane to crash, leaving no survivors.
Glory hallelujah! I am with the Lord, Glory, ready, go!
~ Charles J. Guiteau before being executed by hanging for assassinating President James A. Garfield.
Ego adhuc vivere? (Translated: I am still alive!)
~ Caligula
Hey, Jimmie! The Chimney Sweeps. Talk to the Sword. Shut up, you got a big mouth! Please come help me up, Henny. Max come over here... French Canadian bean soup... I want to pay, let them leave me alone...
~ Dutch Schultz speaking in a delirium after being fatally shot by another mobster.
I don't even know why I'm here.
~ Albert Fish before being executed by the Electric chair
Ah well I suppose it has come to this… Such is life.
~ Ned Kelly before being executed by hanging.
Хорошая собака. (Translation: Good dog.)
~ Vladimir Lenin speaking to a dog after retrieving a bird. Afterward, he died from a stroke.
Das ist der schlimmste Verrat von allen. Die Generäle haben den Führer verraten. Alles ist verloren. Ich werde sterben, zusammen mit meiner Frau und meinen Kindern. Sie werden unsere Körper verbrennen, können Sie das tun? (Translated: This is the worst treachery of all. The generals have betrayed the Fuehrer. Everything is lost. I shall die, together with my wife and children. You will burn our bodies, can you do that?)
~ Joseph Goebbels speaking to his adjutant before committing suicide.
Wenn ich getötet werden soll, dann soll Adolf es selbst tun. (Translated: If I am to be killed, let Adolf do it himself.)
~ Ernst Röhm before he is executed by Michael Lippert instead of Hitler.
Ich hoffe, dass Ihr ihr ihr ihr alle mir folgen werdet. (Translated: I hope that all of you will follow me.)
~ Adolf Eichmann before he was executed by hanging in Israel.
Keine. (Translated: No.)
~ Alfred Rosenberg response if he had any last words before he was hanged.
Ich will nicht mehr mit ihr reden. (Translated: I don't want to speak to her anymore.)
~ Adolf Hitler last words to adjutant Otto Günsche when he informed him that Magda Goebbels wanted to speak to him.
Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of your master?
~ Jezebel (from 2 Kings 9:31) before Jehu threw her out of a window, and dogs ate her corpse.
Please don't let me fall!
~ Mary Surratt before she was executed by hanging.
I'd like you to give my love to my family and friends.
~ Ted Bundy before being executed by the Electric chair.
maza tafalin ine harram hudha ger masmouh beh fe shariaa al-islamiya. harram. ma tafaluneh mamanoua fe al-islam! (Translation: What are you doing? It's haraam. It's not allowed in Islamic law. Haraam. What you are doing is forbidden in Islam!)
~ Muammar Gaddafi before he was shot to death by Libyan rebels.
You got me.
~ John Dillinger after being shot. Note: According to FBI reports, Dillinger had no last words. However, this remains highly disputed. It is rumored that he said "You got me." after he was shot. Dillinger's lips were reportedly moving just after he fell from being shot outside the Biograph Theater, but what he might have said is unknown (not to mention that his speech may have been slurred due to his injuries)
~ Joseph Stalin unintelligible responses to Peter Lozgachev when he find Stalin lying on his back on the floor of his room beside his bed wearing pyjama bottoms and an undershirt with his clothes soaked in stale urine.
彼のうるさい雄大な生きがちで、千年も生き続け (Translated: May his glorious majesty live for ten thousand years!)
~ Hideki Tojo before he was hanged for war crimes committed during World War Two.
All right, I'll take you with me.
~ Andrew Kehoe to superintendent Emory E. Huyck before blowing up his truck killing him, Huyck, and a few other bystanders.
...take our life from us, we laid it down, we got tired. We didn't commit suicide. We committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world.
~ Jim Jones whose words were part of a recording on an audiocassette found at the People's Temple compound in Guyana after the mass suicide of 1978.
I trust in the merits of Christ. All is lost! Monks! Monks! Monks!
~ Henry VIII
Qualis artifex pereo sit mecum? (Translated: What an artist is perishing with me!)
~ Emperor Nero after committing suicide.
I forgot something.
~ George Lincoln Rockwell spoke those words to no one in particular as he left the laundromat to get something from his car. Moments later, John Patler, a former member of Rockwell’s group, fatally shot Rockwell from the roof of the shopping center.
Ich werde dich wiedersehen. (Translated: I'll see you again.)
~ Joachim von Ribbentrop spoke these words to a Lutheran pastor before he was hanged at Nuremberg.
Yes, I would just like to say I'm sailing with the rock, and I'll be back, like Independence Day with Jesus. June 6, like the movie. Big mother ship and all, I'll be back, I'll be back.
~ Aileen Wuornos before execution by lethal injection.
~ Susan Atkins's redeeming and last words while dying at the Central California Women's facility
Good people, are always so sure their right.
~ Barbara Graham's last comment before being executed in the gas chamber
Meine Grüße an Sie, mein ewiges Deutschland. (Translated: My greetings to you, my eternal Germany.)
~ Alfred Jodl spoken before he was hanged at Nuremberg.
Aidez-moi, mon cher ami! (Translated: Help me, my beloved!)
~ Jean-Paul Marat after being stabbed by Charlotte Corday.
Wir kennen die russischen Methoden genau. Ich habe nicht die leiseste Absicht, von den Russen gefangen genommen zu werden. (Translated: We know the Russian methods exactly. I haven't the faintest intention of being taken prisoner by the Russians.)
~ Heinrich Muller last known words to Hitler's pilot Hans Baur before Muller mysteriously disappeared from history.
Heil Hitler.
~ Amon Göth before getting executed by hanging. It is later used in the 1993 film Schindler's List
One! Two! Three!
~ Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold saying at the same time before committing suicide
That picture is awful dusty.
~ Jesse James
I did not get my Spaghetti-O's. I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.
~ Thomas J. Grasso, referring to his last meal before he was executed by lethal injection.
Jeg er dømt urettferdig og jeg dør uskyldig. (Translated: I'm convicted unfairly and I die innocent.)
~ Vidkun Quisling before he was executed by a firing squad.
I want to ask if it is in your heart to forgive me. You don't have to. I know I allowed the Devil to rule my life. I just ask you to forgive me and ask the Lord to forgive me for allowing the devil to deceive me. I thank God for having patience in me. I don't deserve to cause you pain. You do not deserve this. I deserve what I am getting.
~ Ángel Maturino Reséndiz
We do in all honesty hate this world.
~ Marshall Applewhite's final words prior to Heaven's Gate's mass suicide of 39 members including himself
I'm the most famous human being not only that is alive but the most famous human being that has ever lived. And I'm not even dead yet. What do you think is gonna happen when I die?
~ Charles Manson
~ Richard Nixon's last words to his housekeeper while having a stroke
I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.
~ Timothy McVeigh, quoting the poem "Invictus" before being executed by lethal injection.
Llegará el momento para todos nosotros, pero las ideas de los comunistas cubanos seguirán siendo como prueba en este planeta de que si se trabajan con fervor y dignidad, pueden producir los bienes materiales y culturales que los seres humanos necesitan, y tenemos que luchar sin tregua para están en ellos. ¡Hacia la victoria, siempre! (Translation: The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban communists will remain as proof on this planet that if they are worked at with fervour and dignity, they can produce the material and cultural goods that human beings need, and we need to fight without truce to obtain them. Towards victory, always!)
~ Fidel Castro giving a farewell speech to the Cuban congress just days before he passed away.
¿Por qué es tan difícil morir? (Translation: Why is it so difficult to die?)
~ Francisco Franco
I am preparing to leave this Earth.
~ Chris Benoit's alleged suicide note.
我感觉不舒服。 打电话给医生。 (Translated: I feel ill. Call the doctors.)
~ Mao Zedong while suffering a heart attack on September 5, 1976. He died four days later.
Let me die in the old uniform in which I fought my battles for freedom, May God forgive me for putting on another.
~ Benedict Arnold
Let not my end disarm you, and on no account weep or keen for me, lest the enemy be warned of my death.
~ Genghis Khan
Let's do it.
~ Gary Gilmore's last words before his execution by firing squad.
Schnell! (Translated: Hurry!)
~ Irma Grese, before she was executed by hanging.
Sé que estas aqui para matarme. Dispara, cobarde, solo vas a matar a un hombre. (Translated: I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.)
~ Che Guevara, spoken to his executioner, Sergeant Jaime Terán,
Oh, do not cry. Be good children, and we shall all meet in Heaven … I want to meet you all, white and black, in Heaven.
~ Andrew Jackson, to his grand-children and his servants, as quoted in The National Preacher (1845) by Austin Dickinson, p. 192.
My right side is paralyzed. I need no doctor. I can overcome my own troubles.
~ Andrew Johnson, to his granddaughter, who was about to send for a doctor.
Какие? Какие? (Translated: What kind?! What kind?!)
~ Nicholas II, just prior to being executed.
~ Lee Harvey Oswald, after he was shot by Jack Ruby. He died shortly afterwards.
~ Augusto Pinochet, calling out for his wife, Lucia Hiriart.
Brothers! Brothers, please! This is a house of peace!
~ Malcolm X to two men were staging a fight in the audience he was addressing to distract attention from assassins who were drawing their guns to shoot him. Reportedly, Malcolm was dead before his body struck the floor.
Man's flesh is delicious. It tastes far better than fish or pork.
~ Alexander Pearce before his execution.
I didn't think it would take this long.
~ Brian Steckel during his execution by lethal injection
Sagen Sie mir, wenn mein Kopf abgeschnitten ist, werde ich in der Lage sein, zumindest für einen Moment zu hören, wie mein Blut aus dem Stumpf meines Halses sprudelt? Das wäre das Vergnügen, alle Freuden zu beenden. (Translated: Tell me, when my head is cut off, will I be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures)
~ Peter Kurten just before being beheaded
Ich habe meine Gefühle (Translation: I have my feelings)
~ Juana Bormann before her execution
No-one wins tonight. No-one gets closure. No-one walks away victorious.
~ Napoleon Beazley
Goodbye humans....I'll miss you....
~ Randy Stair in a Twitter post before he committed the Weis Supermarket shooting, during which he would commit suicide.
I never could quite make it. These thoughts are too much for me.
~ Charles Whitman's last written words before he committed the Texas Tower shooting and was subsequently killed by responding police officers.
Herr Heise, für heute reicht. (Translation: Mr. Heise, enough for today.)
~ Robert Steinhäuser, speaking to a teacher, before committing suicide.
Nobody shot me.
~ Frank Gusenberg, in response to a police officer who asked "Who shot you?" Contrary to his statement, Gusenberg had been shot 14 times.
ខ្ញុំនឹងដាក់ចុះ (Translated: I'm going to lay down).
~ Pol Pot, spoken to his wife right before he died from heart failure.
I was once asked by somebody - I don't remember who - if there was any way sex offenders could be stopped. I said, 'No.' I was wrong. I was wrong when I said there was no hope, no peace. There is hope. There is peace. I found both in the Lord, Jesus Christ. Look to the Lord, and you will find peace.
~ Westley Alan Dodd, prior to being hanged.
I have tried so hard to do right.
~ Grover Cleveland
Не выбивайте мне мозги! Японцы хотят их купить! (Translation: Don't blow my brains out! The Japanese want to buy them!)
~ Andrei Chikatilo, right before he was executed via gunshot.
I would suggest that when a person has a thought of doing anything serious against the law, that before they did that they should go to a quiet place and think about it seriously.
~ William Bonin
I have nothing to say.
~ Amelia Dyer
In death as in life, I defy the Jews who caused this last war, and I defy the power of darkness which they represent. I warn the British people against the crushing imperialism of the Soviet Union. May Britain be great once again and the hour of the greatest danger in the West may the standard be raised from the dust, crowned with the words – you have conquered nevertheless. I am proud to die for my ideals and I am sorry for the sons of Britain who have died without knowing why.
~ William Joyce, before being hanged.
Heil Hitler! Dies ist mein Purimfest 1946. Ich gehe zu Gott. Die Bolschewisten werden eines Tages Euch auch hängen. (Translation: Heil Hitler! This is my Purim celebration 1946. I go to God. The Bolshevists will one day hang you, too.)
~ Julius Streicher, before being hanged.
Oh my God! My God! They missed!
~ Wallace Wilkerson screaming in pain after a firing squad shot him but failed to hit his heart.
Well, I hope Percy ain't going to forget to wet the sponge. Put me on the highway to Jackson and call my Irish buddies. Póg mo thóin. God bless.
~ Robert Gleason. The phrase "Póg mo thóin" translates from Irish as "Kiss my arse".
Kill me Wayne. You won't do it.
~ Dean Corll taunting his accomplice Elmer Wayne Henley Jr. Henley then repeatedly shot Corll.
Hey! Hey! Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me.
~ Ziad Jarrah or possibly another hijacker pleading with an unknown person before Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, killing all on board.
I didn't murder the Hodges family. I've never murdered anybody. I'm going to my death with a clear conscience. I am going to my death having had a great life because of my two great sons.
~ Earl Bramblett's last words before being executed via the electric chair in April 2003.
Ooh-ee, I can feel that!
~ Anthony Allen Shore, before being executed by lethal injection.
Es lebe das ewige Deutschland. (Translated: Long live eternal Germany)
~ Wilhelm Frick to officials before being hanged.
Nobody move please, we are going back to the airport, don't try to make any stupid moves.
~ Mohamed Atta
France, armée, tête d'armée, Joséphine. (Translation: France, Army, Head of the Army, Joséphine.)
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
When I am dead, you will find Philip and Calais engraved on my heart.
~ Bloody Mary Tudor, referring to her husband and the loss of Calais to France.
It's in God's hands now.
~ Nat Turner, immediately before he was hanged.
Я не переживу этого нападения. Сталин, наконец, выполнил задачу, которую он пытался безуспешно, прежде чем (Translated: I will not survive this attack. Stalin has finally accomplished the task he has attempted unsuccessfully before)
~ Leon Trotsky to James P. Cannon before dying from brain damage caused when he was stabbed in the head by Ramón Mercader
Sir, if I believed what you and the church of God say that you believe, even if England were covered with broken glass from coast to coast, I would walk over it, if need be, on hands and knees and think it worth while living, just to save one soul from an eternal hell like that!
~ Charles Peace
This is for you!
~ Ricardo Lopez in the last tape of his video diary, before committing suicide by shooting himself in the mouth.
I can't believe you believe in this junk!
~ Larry Gene Ashbrook, just prior to killing himself.
In the beginning, God created man. And Jesus wept. That is all.
~ Stephen West before being executed.
Ich muss die volle Verantwortung für das übernehmen, was in den Grenzen ostlands geschehen ist, innerhalb der SS, der SD und der Gestapo. Dadurch erhöht sich sehr meine Schuld. Mein Schicksal liegt in den Händen des High Court, und deshalb bitte ich nur darum, auf mildernde Umstände zu achten. Ich werde eine Strafe in voller Reue akzeptieren und als würdige Strafe betrachten. (Translated: I have to take full responsibility for what happened in the borders of Ostland, within SS, SD and the Gestapo. Thereby increases much my fault. My fate is in the hands of the High Court, and so I ask only to pay attention to mitigating circumstances. I will accept a sentence in full repentance and I will consider as worthy punishment.)
~ Friedrich Jeckeln, before being executed by hanging by a Soviet military tribunal, 1946.
Vielen Dank an die Regisseure, dass sie diese Botschaft an mein Zuhause gerichtet haben. Geschrieben einige Minuten vor meinem Tod. (Translated: Thanks to the directors for addressing this message to my home. Written several minutes before my death.)
~ Rudolf Hess' suicide note.
Good-bye, good-bye all. It's God's way. His will, not ours, be done.
~ William McKinley, dying eight days after being fatally shot by Leon Czolgosz.
È un dio (Translated: He is a god)
~ Achille Starace on Benito Mussolini before being killed by Italian partisans.
We've caught them napping!
~ George Armstrong Custer reported last words according to Giovanni Martino, that last man to see Custer and his men alive during the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
What, am I fucking dying or something?
~ Leslie Grantham to his wife while dying of cancer.
Alluah Akbar! (Translated: God is great!)
~ Omar Mateen before being shot by police.
Please, see to it that mercy is not imposed on me. I want to show that through me, Gandhiji’s non-violence is being hanged.
~ Nathuram Godse's last words before being hanged.
Nenorocitilor! (Translated: You motherfucking assholes!)
~ Elena Ceaușescu to her firing squad.
Are the doctors here? Doctor, my lungs...
~ Benjamin Harrison, before dying from pneumonia.
Yo no quiero morir, por favor no me dejen morir. (Translated: I don't want to die. Please don't let me die.)
~ Hugo Chávez, shortly before he died from a combination of a heart attack and a respiratory infection.
Hey, what's up?
~ Elliot Rodger, said to Sierra Swartz after pulling up next to her, before firing at her multiple times (each bullet missed). Minutes later, Rodger crashed his car and committed suicide via self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Watashi wa shikei shikkō hito o sememasen. Kami ga karera o shukufuku suru yō ni inorimasu. Manira saibansho no kurāku taisa to ferudohausu taisa, hendorikkusu taisa, gai taisa, sandobāgu taisa, rīru taisa, ānādo taisa ni kansha no kotoba o okutte kudasai. Kansha shimasu. Kōtei no chōmei to han'ei o eien ni inotte imasu. (Translated: I don't blame my executioners. I'll pray that the Gods bless them. Please send my thankful word to Col. Clarke and Lt. Col. Feldhaus, Lt. Col. Hendrix, Maj. Guy, Capt. Sandburg, Capt. Reel, at Manila court, and Col. Arnard. I thank you. I pray for the Emperor's long life and prosperity forever.)
~ Tomoyuki Yamashita
Va bene, va bene, arrivo. Aspettate un momento. (Translation: Okay, okay, I'll come. Just give it a moment.)
~ Pope Alexander VI
I don't know. I'd have killed a thousand if I'd had enough bullets.
~ Howard Unruh in his last media statement.
Upravo sam pio otrov! (Translated: I just drank poison!)
~ Slobodan Praljak after infamously drinking poison during his war crime trial before the ICTY. He died at a nearby hospital shortly thereafter.
If I were to lose the case I know that I would have brought great shame on the family. It's entirely my fault what happened and there are many other events which make me make this decision
~ Eleanor de Freitas in her suicide note.
Take that, bitch!
~ George Hennard to several female victims during the Luby's Massacre. Shortly thereafter he was cornered by responding police officers and committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
Shut up!
~ James Oliver Huberty to victims during the McDonald's massacre. He would be shot dead by a SWAT officer during the shooting.
Zimbabwe is mine.
~ Robert Mugabe, shortly before passing away at age 95 at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore.
You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.
~ Robert Alton Harris before being executed in the gas chamber.
~ Tommy Lynn Sells, in response to whether he wanted to make a final statement, before being exeucted via lethal injection.
No, I will die here.
~ Joab refusing to come out of the temple before Benaiah stabbed him to death on the orders of King Solomon.
I'd like to give my blessing to all the people who seeked to save my life, and I'd like to curse everyone who seeked to take my life.
~ Van Roosevelt Solomon just prior to his execution by electric chair.
Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off used to pick up scraps under my table. As I have done, so God has repaid me.
~ Adoni-Bezek after the Israelites had cut off his thumbs.
Yes. Don't bungle.
~ H. H. Holmes prior to being hanged.
I never thought that a bad bank note would lead me to this.
~ Leonard Lake before ingesting cyanide.
Surely the bitterness of death is past.
~ Agag to himself before he was killed.
Draw your sword and kill me, so that they can't say "a woman killed him".
~ Abimelek ordering his armour-bearer to kill him after being wounded at Thebez.
Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.
~ King Saul ordering his armour-bearer to kill him after being wounded at Mount Gilboa.
Ich hoffe, dass diese Hinrichtung der letzte Akt der Tragödie des Zweiten Weltkriegs ist und dass die Lehre aus diesem Weltkrieg darin bestehen wird, dass Frieden und Verständigung zwischen den Völkern bestehen. Ich glaube an Deutschland. (Translated: I hope that this execution is the last act of the tragedy of the Second World War and that the lesson taken from this world war will be that peace and understanding should exist between peoples. I believe in Germany.)
~ Arthur Seyss-Inquart before his execution.
This is for Allah!
~ Phrase shouted by Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba during the London Bridge attack, during which all three were killed by police.
If you believe abortion is a lethal force, you should oppose the force and do what you have to do to stop it. May God help you to protect the unborn as you would want to be protected.
~ Paul Hill
My God, don't shoot!
~ Soapy Smith's last words before getting shot in the heart.
If it had been my fortune to take Sir William Berkeley prisoner, I would not have meanly exposed him as a show to my people.
~ Opechancanough
Es ist keine Schande, auf dem Gerüst zu stehen. Dies ist nichts als politische Rache. Ich habe meinem Vaterland wie andere vor mir gedient... (Translated: It is no shame to stand upon the scaffold. This is nothing but political revenge. I have served my Fatherland as others before me...)
~ Karl Brandt before he was executed.
I love you.
~ Sean Patrick Flanagan to prosecutor Dan Seaton before his execution.
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