Celebrity last words and deathbed quotes

Betty White's last word is a tear-jerking testament to her love

Stars Insider

04/01/22 | StarsInsider

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The dying words of famous people are a unique form of quotation, and often go down in history either as profound departing statements or witty off-the-cuff gags. Either way, these last gasp announcements are what many stars are remembered for as they drew their last breath. 

Betty White has so much to be remembered by, but what was on her mind as she was passing? According to actress Vicki Lawrence, who worked with White on the 1980s sitcom 'Mama’s Family,' it was White's late husband, Allen Ludden, who died back in 1981 at the age of 63. The two had been married for 18 years before he died. 

Lawrence told Page Six that when she heard about White’s death, she contacted their mutual friend Carol Burnett to express her sadness at their loss. "Carol wrote back and said, ‘I know, I know. I spoke to Betty’s assistant, who was with her when she passed, and she said the very last word out of her mouth was ‘Allen.'" In all the four decades since his passing, White had never let him out of her heart. 

Click through and ponder some of the most famous celebrity sign-offs ever uttered.


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