Let's look at some famous (and not-so-famous) final repasts.
On the fictional end of death row, inmate John Coffey requests this comfort food in this book by Stephen King. (Watch clips from the movie.) And in one episode of "The Simpsons," Homer opts for beer, doughnuts and fried chicken.
The Last Supper
CelebritiesEveryone knows where Elvis Presley was when he died, but you may not know these sweets were the last thing he ate. Flamboyant entertainer Liberace's last dish was a little more mundane than you might expect. (How did he die?) Comedian John Belushi ate a nourishing light supper at this famous Hollywood restaurant the night he died. Glamour icon Marilyn Monroe reportedly ate a not-so-glamorous meal before she died.
Several notable chefs shared their ideal farewell noshes in this book. Anthony Bourdain would forgo the ant eggs for this. Not surprisingly, Mario Batali would postpone the inevitable with 8-10 courses. Lidia Bastianich would keep it simple, and Gordon Ramsay would opt for classic British fare.