Sunday, August 5, 2012

Famous Last Meals

Famous Last Meals
Fifty years ago today, Hollywood lost one of its biggest icons: Marilyn Monroe. The actress captivated audiences in her films and was famously known as a sex symbol. While not much is known about her final days, there is word on the last thing she had to eat. Find out what she and other well-known people had as their final repasts.

John Belushi

Comedian John Belushi had a nourishing light supper at a famous Hollywood restaurant the night of his death in 1982.
Ted Bundy

Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy murdered dozens of young women in the 1970s. Before his execution in 1989, he chose not to make a final food request.
Cleopatra

There are many stories as to how Cleopatra, also known as Ancient Egypt's last pharaoh, died. According to some legends, she killed herself by making a venomous cobra bite her, while others argue she was poisoned.
Elvis Presley

Rock and Roll legend Elvis Presley was found dead at his Graceland home in 1977. On the day of his death, Elvis is said to have indulged on sweets as the last thing he ate.
John Wayne Gacy

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy was executed at an Illinois prison in 1994 for the rape and murder of at least 33 young boys. For his final meal, officials had to make an order with a popular food chain.
Mahatma Gandhi

Known as a preeminent non-violent leader in India, Mahatma Gandhi reportedly ate a modest last meal before he was killed on the way to a prayer meeting in 1948.
Gary Gilmore

In 1977, Gary Gilmore was the first person to be executed in the U.S. after the Supreme Court approved new death penalty statutes. He was also well known for insisting on his own death sentence after committing two murders in Utah
Ernest Hemingway

Nobel Prize winner and acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway reportedly ate one of his favorite dinners the night before he committed suicide in 1961.
John F. Kennedy

Former U.S. president John F. Kennedy had his last meal at his hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, before flying on to Dallas just hours before his assassination in 1963.
The Last Supper

Jesus took his last meal with his 12 Apostles, as famously depicted by a noted artist. It's possible that over time that meal has been supersized.
Liberace

Flamboyant entertainer Liberace's last dish before his death in 1987 was a little more mundane than you might expect.
Fran├žois Mitterrand

Former French President Fran├žois Mitterrand, France's longest-serving president, indulged in a now-legendary last meal before succumbing to prostate cancer in 1996.
Marilyn Monroe

Glamour icon Marilyn Monroe reportedly ate a not-so-glamorous meal before she suddenly died in 1962.
Dylan Thomas

Renowned Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was known to have lived a controversial life. His death in 1953 was said to have been caused by an illness, but many believe drinking caused his demise.
RMS Titanic

While first-class passengers aboard Titanic had a book written about their extravagant final dinner in 1912, the second-class passengers' meal didn't sound too shabby either.

Famous Last Meals Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Arm Aritn

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