President Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994. While he didn’t pass right away, he faded quickly. What was the last word he spoke were to his housekeeper? A sad but simple…”Help” were his final words.
Lyndon B Johnson
At 3:39pm on January 22, 1973, Johnson called to his Secret Service guards complaining of “massive chest pains”. He was found unresponsive with the phone receiver still in his hand. He was pronounced dead on arrival.Last Words – “Send Mike immediately.”
John F. Kennedy
Moments before he was assassinated, JFK said, “No, you certainly can’t.” in response to a question from the Governor’s Connally’s wife in the front seat.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in 1965 that left him disabled and left with his health deteriorating quickly by 68. Eisenhower spent nine months in Walter Reed Army Hospital until his death on March 28, 1969.His last words were, ” “I want to go. God take me.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
On the afternoon of April 12, Roosevelt said, “I have a terrific pain in the back of my head.” He then slumped forward in his chair and was carried into his bedroom. The president’s attending cardiologist, Dr. Howard Bruenn, diagnosed a massive cerebral hemorrhage. He died later that day.
Shortly before his death, Coolidge confided to an old friend: “I feel I no longer fit in with these times.” He died suddenly of coronary thrombosis on Jan. 5th 1933.
Warren G. Harding
While the President was listening to his wife read him a flattering article about him from The Saturday Evening Post, “A Calm Review of a Calm Man,” he said, “That’s good, read some more”.
As Florence Harding continued to read, her husband collapsed suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on August 2, 1923, at the age of 57.
On February 3, 1924, Wilson died at home of a stroke and other heart-related problems at age 67.In a final conversation with his wife after his stroke, he said, “I am a broken piece of machinery. When the machine is broken… I am ready.”
On the night of January 5, 1919, Roosevelt uttered “Please put out that light, James,”before he went to sleep. That night Roosevelt died from a blood clot detaching from a vein and traveling to his lungs.
Leon Czolgosz shot mcKinley twice in the stomach. Days later Gangrene was through his stomach and he died on Sep.14th 1901. His last words were…”Good-bye — good-bye, all. We are all going. It’s God’s way. His will be done, not ours. Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee. We are all going, we are all going, we are all going. Oh, dear.”
“Are the doctors here? Doctor, my lungs…” These were Harrisons last words. Harrison developed influenza in February 1901.He died from pneumonia. March 13, 1901, at the age of 67.
Cleveland died of a heart attack on June 24, 1908, at the age of 71, at the family’s home in Princeton, New Jersey. His last words were: “I have tried so hard to do right.”
Garfield’s final words:”No, my work is done.” Garfield, by then also suffering from pneumonia and heart pains after an assassination attempt, awoke around 10:15 pm with great pain in his chest. The attendant watching him sent for Bliss, who found him unconscious. Despite efforts to revive him, Garfield never awoke, and died at 10:35 PM that evening.
Rutherford B Hayes
Hayes died of complications of a heart attack at his home on January 17, 1893. His last words: “I know I am going where Lucy is.”
Ulysses S. Grant
After a year-long struggle with the cancer, Grant died at 8 o’clock in the morning in the Mount McGregor cottage on July 23, 1885, at the age of 63. His last words – “There was never one more willing to go than I am.”
Johnson suffered a stroke, but refused medical treatment until the next day, when he did not improve and two doctors were sent for from Elizabethton. He was rebounding but suffered another stroke on the evening of July 30 1875, and died early the following morning at the age of 66.
Last words– “Oh, do not cry. Be good children and we shall meet in heaven.”
After remaining in a coma for nine hours after being shot in the head, Lincoln died at 7:22 am on April 15 1865.
His last words before being shot were: “She won’t think anything about it.”
Buchanan died on June 1, 1868, from respiratory failure at the age of 77.
Last words: “Oh, Lord God Almighty, as thou wilt!”
Reagan died of pneumonia, complicated by Alzheimer’s disease, at his home in Bel Air, California, on the afternoon of June 5, 2004. He had no last words as Alzheimer’s robbed him of all speech but his daughter said he looked at his family one last time with eyes of recognition and passed away.
Washington died at home around 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 1799, aged 67. In his journal, Lear recorded Washington’s last words as being “‘Tis well.