The epitaph is the last outbreak of a person's life. However, sometimes these words turn out to be so unusual that they themselves become an object of interest. A kind of grave art does not always originally emphasize the personality of the person himself, but sometimes even overshadows him. Some, even after their death, manage to joke with the help of an inscription on their grave. The most unusual epitaphs left on the graves of famous people will be discussed below.
Jesse James. This man was a famous criminal. It is believed that he acted like Robin Hood, distributing loot to the poor. The beautiful legend turned out to be essentially untrue. Glory to the young robber was given by the fact that for a long time he remained uncaught. James led a gang of ex-Confederates for nearly a decade, putting fear on federal banks and trains. Only betrayal helped to stop the adventures of the bandit. James hired the Ford brothers to help him in another bank robbery. But they were flattered by the state decoration and killed their leader with a shot in the back of the head. As a result, they did not receive money, they were even accused of murder, then forgiven. The brothers put on a stage show about how they killed the legendary robber, but fate punished them. Charles Ford committed suicide two years after the deed, and Robert Ford lived for another 8 years, until he died in a drunken brawl. The epitaph on the grave of Jesse James, left by his mother, reads: "Eternal memory to my dear son, killed by a coward and a traitor, whose name is not worthy of mention here."
Jack Lemmon. This actor was one of the incarnations of the end of the Golden Age of Hollywood. He received two Oscars and five Golden Globes. His most famous film was "There Are Only Girls in Jazz," in which Lemmon starred opposite Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. In the 1960s, the actor began to appear in more dramatic roles, changing the comedic role. During his more than half a century of film career, Lemmon has appeared in several dozen films, remaining devoted to art. It is to this legacy that the epitaph on his gravestone refers: "Jack Lemmon in ...".
Atheist from Maryland. Cemeteries are usually full of beautiful and clear reminders of religion. The graves are decorated with crosses and angels, on other tombstones a symbol is simply left showing the faith of the deceased. One atheist from Maryland wished to emphasize his dislike of religious views after death. On his tombstone it is written with humor: “Here lies an atheist. Everyone is dressed, but there is nowhere to go. " Thus, the deceased decided to play a trick on faith - he showed that the corpse dressed for the grave does not go anywhere further.
Joan Hackett. The sign on the grave of this actress reads: "Go away, I'm sleeping." Joan was a Hollywood and Broadway star in the 50s and 60s. In particular, she starred in the popular TV series "Bonanza" for 14 years. However, the talented actress also became famous for her capricious and absurd behavior, thereby instilling terror in producers and directors. Joan believed that it was necessary for her vocal ability to have 10-12 hours of sleep on her schedule. The star even hung a sign on her door that read "Go away, I'm sleeping." It was these words that eventually adorned her tombstone, becoming a playful epitaph from friends and colleagues.
Lester Moore. This typical story of the American Wild West happened in 1880. Frank Dunston killed Lester Moore with a .44 pistol. The common story became famous for the black humor on the tombstone of the deceased. It says: “Lester Moore rests here. Four bullets of 44 caliber. No more, no less. " The tomb is a small hill of stones and a simple cross with a tablet. It is located in Boothill Cemetery, where cowboys were buried in those years. According to legend, Lester Moore was a courier for the Wells Fargo insurance company. He brought his client a package, which was not only torn, but also arrived at the wrong time. An enraged Dunston started a firefight that killed both men. Since then, the name of Lester Moore has continued to live its life, his tombstone, in particular, can be found in the computer game worlds Wasteland and Fallout.
Rodney Dangerfield. This American comedian has long portrayed a typical eternal loser, remaining so in life in its first half. Only at the age of 42, talent made its way to the big stage. Rodney flourished with his presence the same type of comedy, voiced The Simpsons, opened his own club. This place has become home to many 80s comedians. Everyone loved the actor for his talent and wit, he was not afraid to be funny. The epitaph on Dangerfield's grave is consistent with his character: "I'm going to the area." Thus, he viewed his death as just another nuisance. One of the comedian's most famous jokes reads: “I grew up in a tough neighborhood. After all, every time I closed the window, I pressed someone's fingers. "
Hank Williams. In American music, Hank was an absolute legend. Surprisingly, his fame is based on just 66 songs recorded. An active musical courier lasted only 5 years, during which time Williams was able to define the face of country. After becoming a national star, Hank became addicted to drugs and alcohol. On January 1, 1953, the young singer was found dead in the back seat of his car with a bottle of whiskey. Death was due to heart failure. Ironically, Williams' latest hit was "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive." It was these words that became the epitaph for the famous singer.
Mel Blank. This professional comedian's physical appearance is not as well known as his voice. Melvin started out as an announcer for radio commercials. But fame was brought to Mel by the voice acting of Warner Bros. during the heyday of American animation. So, it was this comedian who voiced such iconic characters as Bugs Bunny, Coyote Willie, Duffy Duck, Porky Pig and so on. Blank was nicknamed "the man of a thousand voices." Blank's phrases became legendary: "What's the matter, Doc?", "That's it, guys." It is the last words that are written on the tombstone of the actor who died in 1989.
John Belushi. This man was so unusual, ahead of his time, that some even considered him a time traveler stuck here. The comedian had a sense of humor and was ready to play the fool at any time, which made him loved and respected by everyone. Belushi's career turned out to be extremely short - he managed to star in several films, record a couple of discs and show off on Saturday Night Live. In 1982, when the humorist was only 33 years old, John Belushi died of a heart attack caused by a drug overdose. His phrase "... but noooooo" from sketches on Saturday Night Live became so famous that it became part of his funeral epitaph. On the actor's grave it is written: "He could have given us some more laughter, but noooooooo."
Winston Churchill. The grave of the great English politician reads: “I am ready to meet my Creator. Whether he is ready for such a difficult test as meeting me is another question. " This phrase contains all the difficult character of this extraordinary person. It was very difficult to do business with him, because Churchill became famous for his stubbornness and willingness to defend his own views with manic stubbornness. With such an unusual phrase, Churchill answered the journalist's question, is the politician afraid of death? The Englishman showed the whole world that he was ready to appear before the Creator. Even Churchill's last words were filled with cynicism: "I am so tired of all this."