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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin dies age 86

25 Dec, 1977

Chaplin dies of natural causes in his sleep at his home in Corsiersur-Vevey, Switzerland. Before going to sleep, a priest prays:

May the Lord have mercy on your soul

Chaplin responded with his last words:

Why not? After all, it belongs to him.

His wife and seven of their children are at his bedside when he dies. Lady Chaplin:

All the presents were under the tree. Charlie gave so much happiness and, although he had been ill for a long time, it is so sad that he should have passed away on Christmas day.