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Famous last words

When famous people die, their last words go down in history - with unpredictable results. Some demand celebrations, others invoke the power of ice-cream or whiskey and still more are bravely defiant. While many of us would hope to utter something poignant or symbolic in the face of death, the truth is often rather more mundane, or even comical.

With Steve Jobs' sister, Mona, revealling his parting words whilst delivering the eulogy at his funeral recently, we take a look back at his and other notable figures' famous last words in the gallery below.

Simply click on an image below to launch the gallery.

Picture credits: Rex Features

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