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I Told You I Was Ill: Famous Last Words and Astonishing Epitaphs

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As Woody Allen once said, ‘I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.’ Allen’s quip may reflect how many of us feel about ‘checking out’ but as the only certainty of life, death is a fascinating subject and can also be devastatingly funny. Laughter is often a way of dealing with the more difficult aspects of life. Some wits, like Woody Allen, make a career of using humour to explore the Really Big Subjects and death is no exception. It is only natural that some will use humour as a way of saying goodbye and ensuring they are remembered with a smile.
This collection will reveal just about every approach that has been taken by the eminent and the notorious to their ultimate utterance.

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