John Sedgwick, general of the Union Army
John Sedgwick was shot mid-sentence and died almost instantly. It was an ironic end for one of the best officers of the Union Army.
W.C. Fields, actor
This was the actor and comedian’s response when asked why he was reading the bible on his deathbed. He was a popular entertainer, known for his hard-drinking, humorously cantankerous character – including a dislike of children and dogs!
Bob Hope, comedian
When Bob Hope’s wife asked him where he wanted to be buried, this was his funny answer. He was an incredibly popular actor, comic and entertainer in the 1940s, and he used his final moments to crack one last joke.