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.