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List of famous people who died in Brooklyn, with photos when available. These notable Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Brooklyn listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Brooklyn has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

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

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Elias Howe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Elias Howe Died at 48 (1819-1867)

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Eubie Blake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Eubie Blake Died at 96 (1887-1983)

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Albert Ayler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Albert Ayler Died at 34 (1936-1970)

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James Densmore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
James Densmore Died at 69 (1820-1889)

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Jerry Yulsman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Jerry Yulsman Died at 75 (1924-1999)

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Ray Sharkey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Ray Sharkey Died at 41 (1952-1993)

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Lucy Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Lucy Burns Died at 87 (1879-1966)

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Joseph Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Joseph Wheeler Died at 70 (1836-1906)

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Jim Creighton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Jim Creighton Died at 21 (1841-1862)

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Samuel O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn

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Earl Barton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Earl Barton Died at 66 (1941-2007)

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Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge Died at 38 (1969-2007)

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J.C. Bitzer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
J.C. Bitzer Died at 40 (1883-1923)

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Winsor McCay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Winsor McCay Died at 65 (1869-1934)

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Jesse "Sweet Joe" Russell Died at 73 (1939-2012)

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Cynthia Mack is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Cynthia Mack Died at 73 (1937-2010)

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F. D. Washington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
F. D. Washington Died at 75 (1913-1988)

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Teresa Bagioli Sickles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Teresa Bagioli Sickles Died at 31 (1836-1867)

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Henry Ward Beecher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Henry Ward Beecher Died at 74 (1813-1887)

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Karl Ferdinand Braun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Karl Ferdinand Braun Died at 68 (1850-1918)

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Henry Warner Slocum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Henry Warner Slocum Died at 67 (1827-1894)

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Joe Masseria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Joe Masseria Died at 45 (1886-1931)

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Nella Larsen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Nella Larsen Died at 73 (1891-1964)

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Augustus Le Plongeon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Augustus Le Plongeon Died at 83 (1825-1908)

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Quincy Adams Gillmore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Quincy Adams Gillmore Died at 63 (1825-1888)

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Henry Bannarn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Henry Bannarn Died at 55 (1910-1965)

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Dominick Trinchera is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dominick Trinchera Died at 45 (1936-1981)

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Frankie Yale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Frankie Yale Died at 35 (1893-1928)

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Katherine Sophie Dreier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Katherine Sophie Dreier Died at 75 (1877-1952)

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Moshe Teitelbaum is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Moshe Teitelbaum Died at 92 (1914-2006)

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Roy DeMeo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Roy DeMeo Died at 41 (1942-1983)

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Eddie August Schneider is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Eddie August Schneider Died at 29 (1911-1940)

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Frank Abbatemarco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Frank Abbatemarco Died at 60 (1899-1959)

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Samuel Cornish is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Samuel Cornish Died at 63 (1795-1858)

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Carmine Galante is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Carmine Galante Died at 69 (1910-1979)

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Lester Bowie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Lester Bowie Died at 58 (1941-1999)

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Cesare Bonventre is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Cesare Bonventre Died at 33 (1951-1984)

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Wilfred Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Wilfred Johnson Died at 53 (1935-1988)

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George Weber is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
George Weber Died at 48 (1961-2009)

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Joseph Isaac Schneersohn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Joseph Isaac Schneersohn Died at 70 (1880-1950)

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Cynthia May Alden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Cynthia May Alden Died at 69 (1862-1931)

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E. Nelson Bridwell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
E. Nelson Bridwell Died at 56 (1931-1987)

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Al Indelicato is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Al Indelicato Died at 50 (1931-1981)

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Washington Allon Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Washington Allon Bartlett Died at 53 (1812-1865)

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Menachem Mendel Schneerson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Menachem Mendel Schneerson Died at 92 (1902-1994)

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Bob Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Bob Ferguson Died at 49 (1845-1894)

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Tracy Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Tracy Voorhees Died at 84 (1890-1974)

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William P. Gottlieb is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
William P. Gottlieb Died at 89 (1917-2006)

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Benjamin Vaughan Abbott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Benjamin Vaughan Abbott Died at 60 (1830-1890)

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Joseph Lacalle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Joseph Lacalle Died at 77 (1860-1937)