When you've dedicated your life to words, it's important to go out eloquently.
Spoken to his wife before he killed himself.
In response to her sister, Cassandra, who was asking her if she wanted anything?
Author of Peter Pan.
L. Frank Baum
The author of The Wizard Of Oz was referring to the Shifting Sands, the desert surrounding Oz.
Edgar Allan Poe
Hunter S. Thompson
The last sentence on his suicide note.
This was his response to a nurse who said he was a little better.
Dying from Tuberculosis, his doctor had given him champagne to ease the pain.
Speaking to his daughter Clara.
Louisa May Alcott
Alcott did not have meningitis, though she believed it to be so. She died from mercury poison.
Speaking to his niece.
Hans Christian Andersen
He suffered a stroke outside his home and was asking to be laid on the ground.
He didn't know he was dying.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Carlotta” was Carlotta Monti, actress and his mistress.
When asked by a priest to renounce Satan.
George Bernard Shaw
Henry David Thoreau