Deathbed Literature

Deathbed Literature began as a place where we wanted to share the stories of famous individuals and their thoughts about their lives as they lay dying. However, over time, we felt that we wanted to make this area more creative and have now opened it up to being a community collaboration where you can send in your future deathbed letters. In them, you can discuss anything, such as your own ego, your friends, what you regret, what you’ll miss and so on. It’s up to you and how you want to present yourself and what you want to be remembered. There is no right or wrong way of writing this but we just want you to be honest about your true feelings. Please submit your deathbed letters to submit@massivephobia.com

 

The Deathbed Letter of Aldous Huxley

To provide context for the deathbed letter of Aldous Huxley, writer of Brave New World, he was diagnosed with cancer in 1960, and over the next few years, his body slowly began to give way. On his deathbed in November of 1963, Huxley, who had an immense curiosity...

The Deathbed Letter of Holly Butcher

We won't give a long introduction to the deathbed letter of Holly Butcher (27 years old), who died in January after battling Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. But before her death, she wrote a letter, that is heartbreaking and inspiring. She instructed her...

Deathbed Literature: Life Is Funny That Way

The Future Deathbed Letter of Daniel Bester It’s been 90 years since the day I was born. I'm surrounded by all my loved ones, as I lie in bed, in what will likely be the last month of my life. I never thought I would have a family. I was not that type of person. I...

Deathbed Literature | Howie Morenz

Howie Morenz was one of the first true stars in the game of Hockey and played for the beloved Montreal Canadiens. When the Hockey Hall of Fame opened its doors in 1945, Morenz was one of the first nine players to be inducted. However, he was not alive to see this day....

Deathbed Literature | Eazy-E

Eazy-E, of the rap group N.W.A., lived many lives. Growing up poor in Compton, his determination for a better life helped focus his grand plans from idea to reality. He lifted himself out of a life of poverty with his art but they way he conducted himself remained....

Deathbed Literature | Jack Layton

Even on his deathbed in the summer of o 2011, Canadian political figure, Jack Layton had his thoughts on Canada and the Canadian people. The leader of the NDP party, surrounded by friends and family, penned an emotional two-page letter that spoke of his courageous...

Deathbed Literature | John Keats

Deathbed Literature | John Keats John Keats was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work having been in publication for only four years before...

Deathbed Literature | Virginia Woolf

Popular novelist Virginia Woolf was best known for the best selling books: Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929). She was considered one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century....