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Agony aunt Claire Rayner's last words: "Tell David Cameron..."

Agony aunt Claire Rayner's last words:

Claire Rayner - agony aunt, broadcaster and cuddly TV granny to a generation of angst-ridden teenagers has died at the age of 79, having suffered from cancer since 2006.


Claire had intestinal surgery in May, but never fully recovered and passed away in a hospital near her home in Harrow, North London, last night after a career spent championing patients' issues and doing her utmost to help others. She famously appeared on the BBC, showing viewers how to put on a condom during the 1980's safe sex movement, was one of the first people to advertise sanitory towels on television and solved countless problems as an agony aunt for various newspapers, television and radio shows.


A healthcare campaigner for many years, and knowing that the end was near, she even used her last words to promote the NHS, saying, "Tell David Cameron that if he screws up my beloved NHS I'll come back and bloody haunt him!"


Unusual last words, perhaps, but at least she got her point across. Then again, what exactly would you class as more usual last words? Here's a few other notorious examples of famous last words...


Elvis Presley: "I hope I haven't bored you?"

Malcolm X: "Cool it brothers..."

Bing Crosby: "That was a great game of golf fellers!"

Julius Cesar: "Et tu, Brute?"

Lady Diana: "My God. What's happened?"

Oscar Wilde: "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do..."

Albert Einstein: "...." - we'll never know what Einstein's last words were, because he spoke them to his housekeeper (in German). And his housekeeper couldn't speak German...


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