Ludwig von Beethoven, Last words: "Friends applaud, the comedy is over." (the comedy wasn't his life, he was refering to the ministrations of a priest, who his family insisted on letting in to perform the last rites for Beethoven, who was an atheist.)
Ludvig von Beethoven The man who worked so hard to keep his deafness a secret, only to have his condition discovered in front of huge crowd at a performance still beating time after the piece was finished and all instruments had gone silent. To everyone s astonishment, the great composer, Beethoven was DEAF!!