Famous Last Words 1

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All of the following questions are based on the famous last words of... well... someone famous.

1. The famous last words of which Polish Composer and Pianist were:
    "The Earth is suffocating... Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won't be buried alive"

2. Born on May 11th, 1904, at 8.47 am GMT in the town of Figueres, in the Empord? region close to the French border in Catalonia, Spain, who famously posed the question "Where's my clock" before melting away? (Clue: Melting clocks?)

3. Poisoned in a sushi bar in London in November 2006, which famous whistle-blower's last gripes were "The bastards got me, but they won't get everybody"?

4. In reply to the statement "You certainly can't say that, the people of Dallas haven't given you a nice welcome, sir", who replied "No, you certainly can't", which were to become his last words? (Clue: He was sitting next to his wife at the time)

5. Who's last words were "Pozw?lcie mi iść do domu Ojca", which is Polish for "Let me go to the Father's house"?

6. Who's televised last words were "Ashhadu an la ilaha ill-Allah, wa Muhammadu... (I swear that there is no God but God and Muhammad...)"?

7. His last words were "I'll finally get to see Marilyn". Uttered by who and about whom?

8. Before committing suicide, Kurt Cobain wrote a suicide note. In it he left the final statement "I don't have the passion anymore, and so remember, it's better to burn out than to fade away. Peace, Love, Empathy. Kurt Cobain". Which man's song was Cobain referring to in this statement?

9. Which famous playing card's last words were "My God! What's happened?"

10. According to his boyfriend Jim Hutton, which famous rock-star's final royal words were "Pee Pee"?

ANSWERS

1. Fr?d?ric Chopin Fr?d?ric Chopin (March 1, 1810 ? October 17, 1849) was a Polish composer of classical music and pianist who lived in Paris for the majority of his life. He wrote almost solely for piano and is one of the most widely played composers for that instrument. His music ranged from patriotic and passionate to simple and beautiful, and he was known as a great teacher of piano during his lifetime

2. Salvador Dal? In 1931, Dal? painted one of his most famous works, The Persistence of Memory. Sometimes called Soft Watches or Melting Clocks, the work introduced the surrealistic image of the soft, melting pocket watch. The general interpretation of the work is that the soft watches debunk the assumption that time is rigid or deterministic, and this sense is supported by other images in the work, including the ants and fly devouring the other watches.

3. Alexander Litvinenko Alexander Litvinenko (30 August 1962 ? 23 November 2006) was a lieutenant-colonel in the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and later a Russian dissident and writer. After working for the KGB and its successor, the FSB, Litvinenko publicly accused his superiors of ordering the assassination of Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky. He was arrested by Russian authorities and then released; he later fled to the UK, where he was granted political asylum and citizenship. Litvinenko tried to publish a book in Russia in which he described Vladimir Putin's rise to power as a coup d'?tat organised by the FSB. He stated a key element of FSB's strategy was to frighten Russians by bombing apartment buildings in Moscow and other Russian cities. He alleged the bombings were organised by FSB and blamed on Chechen terrorists to legitimise reprisals using military force in Chechnya.

4. John F. KennedyThis was said in reply to Nellie Connally, wife of Governor John Connelly

5. Pope John Paul IIDuring a visit to Ireland in 1979, Pope John Paul II famously addressed the people in English with the words "People of Ireland, I love you! Like St. Patrick, I have heard the call of the Irish".

6. Saddam HusseinSaddam's last words at gallows when the trap door was released. He was hanged before he could finish the prayer. Apart from this prayer, his last words were Heya hay il marjala?? (Is this your manhood??) responding to the shoutings of the hooded hangmen, ?Muqtada, Muqtada, Muqtada,? in reference to Muqtada al-Sadr, the powerful and radical Shi'ite cleric who is a major power behind Shi?ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

7. Joe DiMaggio about Marylyn Monroe, his former wife.

8. Neil Young

9. Diana, Princess of Wales, the so-called Queen of Hearts.

10. Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 ? 24 November 1991) was an English rock musician and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Queen. He is remembered for his vocal abilities and charisma as a live performer. As a songwriter, he composed many international hits, including "Killer Queen", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Somebody to Love", "We Are the Champions" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." In late 1991, Mercury died of complications from AIDS.