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List of famous people who died in Korea, with photos when available. These notable Korea deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Korea, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Korea listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Korea has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

This is a list that includes people like Yun Bo-seon and Ahn Jae-hwan.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Korea?" and "Which celebrities died in Korea?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in Korea includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Yuh Woon-Hyung is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Yuh Woon-Hyung Died at 61 (1886-1947)

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Seung Sahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Seung Sahn Died at 77 (1927-2004)

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Kintaro Ohki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Kintaro Ohki Died at 77 (1929-2006)

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André Kim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
André Kim Died at 75 (1935-2010)

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Ahn Jae-hwan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Ahn Jae-hwan Died at 36 (1972-2008)

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Jeong Da-bin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Jeong Da-bin Died at 27 (1980-2007)

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Lee Seung Seop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Lee Seung Seop Died at 28 (1977-2005)

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Lee Jung-seob is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Lee Jung-seob Died at 40 (1916-1956)

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Kim Dae-jung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Kim Dae-jung Died at 84 (1925-2009)

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Kim Ki-young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Kim Ki-young Died at 79 (1919-1998)

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Choi Jin-sil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Choi Jin-sil Died at 40 (1968-2008)

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Park Chung-hee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Park Chung-hee Died at 62 (1917-1979)

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Walton Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Walton Walker Died at 61 (1889-1950)

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Empress Myeongseong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Empress Myeongseong Died at 44 (1851-1895)

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Kim Seong-su is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Kim Seong-su Died at 64 (1891-1955)

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Richard Thomas Shea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Richard Thomas Shea Died at 26 (1927-1953)

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Francesca Donner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Francesca Donner Died at 92 (1900-1992)

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Shin Sang-ok is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Shin Sang-ok Died at 80 (1926-2006)

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Yun Bo-seon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Yun Bo-seon Died at 93 (1897-1990)

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Yo-Sam Choi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Yo-Sam Choi Died at 36 (1972-2008)

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Charles Le Gendre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Charles Le Gendre Died at 69 (1830-1899)

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Kim Gu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Kim Gu Died at 73 (1876-1949)

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Chang Myon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Chang Myon Died at 67 (1899-1966)

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Yeongjo of Joseon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Yeongjo of Joseon Died at 82 (1694-1776)

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Gojong of the Korean Empire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Gojong of the Korean Empire Died at 67 (1852-1919)

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Charles J. Loring, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Charles J. Loring, Jr. Died at 34 (1918-1952)

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Richard De Wert is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Richard De Wert Died at 20 (1931-1951)

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Ahn Changho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Ahn Changho Died at 60 (1878-1938)

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Bob Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Bob Neighbors Died at 35 (1917-1952)

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Laurent-Joseph-Marius Imbert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Laurent-Joseph-Marius Imbert Died at 43 (1796-1839)

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Choi Kyu-hah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Choi Kyu-hah Died at 87 (1919-2006)

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Sang Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Sang Lee Died at 50 (1954-2004)

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Chung Ju-yung is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Chung Ju-yung Died at 86 (1915-2001)

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Francis C. Hammond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Francis C. Hammond Died at 22 (1931-1953)

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Stephen Kim Sou-hwan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Stephen Kim Sou-hwan Died at 87 (1922-2009)

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Lee Eon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Lee Eon Died at 27 (1981-2008)

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Benito Martinez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Benito Martinez Died at 20 (1932-1952)

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Hugh McKee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Hugh McKee Died at 27 (1844-1871)

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Kim Jin-kyu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Kim Jin-kyu Died at 75 (1923-1998)

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Jang Geum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea

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Ri Sung-gi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Ri Sung-gi Died at 91 (1905-1996)

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P. M. Sayeed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
P. M. Sayeed Died at 64 (1941-2005)

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Ume Kenjirō is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Ume Kenjirō Died at 73 (1837-1910)

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Don C. Faith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Don C. Faith, Jr. Died at 32 (1918-1950)

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Jeongjo of Joseon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Jeongjo of Joseon Died at 48 (1752-1800)

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Charles L. Gilliland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Charles L. Gilliland Died at 18 (1933-1951)

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John Kelvin Koelsch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
John Kelvin Koelsch Died at 28 (1923-1951)

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Melvin O. Handrich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Melvin O. Handrich Died at 31 (1919-1950)

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Myung Jae Nam is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Myung Jae Nam Died at 61 (1938-1999)

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Andrew Kim Taegon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Andrew Kim Taegon Died at 25 (1821-1846)