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Famous People Who Died in China

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

List ranges from Zhuo Lin to Francis Augustus Collier and more.

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

This list of historic deaths in China includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.
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Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)
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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 33 (1940-1973)
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Leslie Cheung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 47 (1956-2003)
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Norodom Sihanouk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 90 (1922-2012)
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Zhang Zuolin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 53 (1875-1928)
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Yoshinori Shirakawa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 63 (1869-1932)
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Sun Yat-sen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 59 (1866-1925)
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Yang Xinhai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 36 (1968-2004)
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Zheng Zhilong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 57 (1604-1661)
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Confucius is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 72 (550 BC-478 BC)
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Li Bai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 61 (701-762)
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Eric Liddell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 43 (1902-1945)
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Frank Coe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 73 (1907-1980)
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Shi Yuejun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 35 (1971-2006)
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Qian Xuesen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 98 (1911-2009)
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Dwarkanath Kotnis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dwarkanath Kotnis Dec. at 32 (1910-1942)
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Henry Fok is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 83 (1923-2006)
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Jerzy Kukuczka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 41 (1948-1989)
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Alan Rouse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 35 (1951-1986)
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Alison Hargreaves is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 32 (1963-1995)
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Wu Peifu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 65 (1874-1939)
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Julie Tullis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 47 (1939-1986)
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Rolf Bae is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 33 (1975-2008)
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Nick Estcourt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Nick Estcourt Dec. at 36 (1942-1978)
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Su Shi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Dec. at 64 (1037-1101)