The average human being has roughly ten thousand words in their vocabulary, daily we probably use barely a third, and most of which - if we're honest - are euphemisms, abbreviations or expletives. And yet, out of a whole lifetime of verbal communication the two sentences we have next-to-no control over fascinates everyone the most - our first words... and our last.
My first words were "corrugated iron". Why? I have no idea. I just hope I can muster something more witty and imaginative for the final words than "Bus? What bus?!" (splat).
But what follows is a fabulous list of famous last words by some of the world biggest celebrities, familiar references to murder in popular fictions, as well as some (un)inspirational quotes by the world's most notorious murderers. Well, this is Murder Mile after all.
Famous Last Words:
(Un)Inspirational Quotes by Serial KIllers:
Murderously Fun Quotes in Popular Fiction:
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a writer, crime historian and tour-guide who runs Murder Mile Walks, a guided tour of Soho’s most notorious murder cases, hailed as “one of the top ten quirky & unusual things to do in London” and featuring 18 murderers, 3 serial killers, across 21 locations, totalling 75 deaths, over just a one mile walk.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a crime historian, writer and tour guide of Murder Mile Walks.