What are someone’s last words, spoken on their deathbed, called? What about those that are perhaps left written or scribed on paper?
Last words is a fairly common term. There are numerous instances in movies where the antagonist asks the protagonist
“Any last words before I kill you?”
(.. Usually, the hero will make a pun and eventually manage to escape!)
You can also call it a person’s
- final words
- dying words
- ultimate words
(Note: The following is only applicable if the person commits suicide).
If it is in written form, it could probably be their death note or suicide note.
I am not sure if there exists an established term for the final written words of a person that died a natural death.