When world-renowned Kodak inventor George Eastman invited a small group of close friends to his home on March 14, 1932; he wanted them to witness the rewriting of a new will. […] Eastman was also a shrewd businessman who liked to be in control, and he wanted to make sure his financial affairs were in order. […] The night was said to have ended on a relatively cheery note, with Eastman telling his friends he was just making sure his final wishes were in order. When his friends left, he took out a fresh piece of paper and wrote a note to them. Then he took a gun from a drawer in his bedside table and shot himself in the chest.
Eastman’s note simply read: “To my friends, my work is done. Why wait?”