As this earth will suffocate me, I implore you to have my body opened so that I will not be buried alive. Not any more. Play Mozart in memory of me and I will hear you.
Who: Frederic Chopin, Polish composer and pianist.
Note: He had a neurotic fear of being buried alive.
The first quote was written on a note some hours before his death.
The second quote was spoken to his physician when asked if he was suffering greatly; he died about two hours later.
The third quote is what Chopin reportedly murmured on his death-bed (The opera reader, Biancolli, 1953, p. 271).