George Bernard Shaw
This Irish playwright was also a critic, and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture, and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and still to this day.
His play, Pygmalion inspired the classic film, My Fair Lady. He passed away in 1950 and said to his nurse in hospital, “Sister, you’re trying to keep me alive as an old curiosity, but I’m done, I’m finished, I’m going to die.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
FDR was of course the incredible and loved 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. He is remembered mostly for his four presidential elections (more than any other president), along with his works directing the United States government during an era of worldwide economic depression and total war.
Of course, one of his most famous quotes was, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” His final words were a little more tragic. He last said, “I have a terrific headache.” As he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.