Famous Last Words

FLW: Mozart’s death

Famous Last Words
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
December 5, 1791

“Stay with me tonight; you must see me die. I have long had the taste of death on my tongue, I smell death, and who will stand by my Constanze, if you do not stay?”

Mozart died at just 35 years of age, his reason for death unknown. Some have speculated he was poisoned, but what little evidence remains of his death, this claim has been discredited. It’s likely he developed a fever which worsened when he continued to work and refused to rest. His last words were spoken to his sister-in-law and referred to his wife Constanze.

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