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Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn

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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.

A factual list, featuring people like Jim Creighton and Bill Collins.

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

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
Dec. at 48 (1819-1867)
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Eubie Blake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dec. at 96 (1887-1983)
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Albert Ayler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dec. at 34 (1936-1970)
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James Densmore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dec. at 69 (1820-1889)
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Jerry Yulsman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dec. at 75 (1924-1999)
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Ray Sharkey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dec. at 41 (1952-1993)
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Lucy Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dec. at 87 (1879-1966)
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Joseph Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dec. at 70 (1836-1906)
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Jim Creighton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. at 40 (1883-1923)
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Winsor McCay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dec. at 65 (1869-1934)
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Jesse
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 67 (1827-1894)
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Joe Masseria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dec. at 45 (1886-1931)
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Nella Larsen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Brooklyn
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 63 (1825-1888)