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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
Mao Zedong Died at 83 (1893-1976)

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Bruce Lee Died at 33 (1940-1973)

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Leslie Cheung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Leslie Cheung Died at 47 (1956-2003)

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Norodom Sihanouk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Norodom Sihanouk Died at 90 (1922-2012)

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Zhang Zuolin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Zhang Zuolin Died at 53 (1875-1928)

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Yoshinori Shirakawa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Yoshinori Shirakawa Died 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
Sun Yat-sen Died at 59 (1866-1925)

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Yang Xinhai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Yang Xinhai Died at 36 (1968-2004)

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Zheng Zhilong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Zheng Zhilong Died at 57 (1604-1661)

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Confucius is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Confucius Died 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
Li Bai Died at 61 (701-762)

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Eric Liddell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Eric Liddell Died at 43 (1902-1945)

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Frank Coe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Frank Coe Died at 73 (1907-1980)

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Shi Yuejun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Shi Yuejun Died at 35 (1971-2006)

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Qian Xuesen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Qian Xuesen Died 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 Died at 32 (1910-1942)

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Henry Fok is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Henry Fok Died at 83 (1923-2006)

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Jerzy Kukuczka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Jerzy Kukuczka Died at 41 (1948-1989)

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Alan Rouse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Alan Rouse Died at 35 (1951-1986)

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Alison Hargreaves is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Alison Hargreaves Died at 32 (1963-1995)

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Wu Peifu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Wu Peifu Died at 65 (1874-1939)

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Julie Tullis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Julie Tullis Died at 47 (1939-1986)

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Rolf Bae is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Rolf Bae Died 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 Died at 36 (1942-1978)

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Su Shi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Su Shi Died at 64 (1037-1101)

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Lam Ching-ying is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Lam Ching-ying Died at 45 (1952-1997)

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Cao Xueqin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Cao Xueqin Died at 48 (1715-1763)

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Shen Kuo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Shen Kuo Died at 64 (1031-1095)

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Shiing-Shen Chern is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Shiing-Shen Chern Died at 93 (1911-2004)

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John G. Kerr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
John G. Kerr Died at 77 (1824-1901)

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Itō Hirobumi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Itō Hirobumi Died at 68 (1841-1909)

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Gwa-pau Sai is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Gwa-pau Sai Died at 83 (1918-2001)

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Chien Yu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Chien Yu Died at 58 (1942-2000)

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George Tupou V is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
George Tupou V Died at 64 (1948-2012)

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Lu Xun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Lu Xun Died at 55 (1881-1936)

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Hubert van Es is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Hubert van Es Died at 68 (1941-2009)

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Lydia Shum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Lydia Shum Died at 63 (1945-2008)

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Qi Song is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Qi Song Died at 77 (1919-1996)

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Wang Wei is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Wang Wei Died at 60 (701-761)

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Yuan Shikai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Yuan Shikai Died at 57 (1859-1916)

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Zhang Heng is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Zhang Heng Died at 61 (78-139)

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Shaofen Huang is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Shaofen Huang Died at 86 (1911-1997)

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Kai Ho is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Kai Ho Died at 55 (1859-1914)

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Karl Gützlaff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Karl Gützlaff Died at 48 (1803-1851)

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Samuel Dyer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Samuel Dyer Died at 39 (1804-1843)

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Ma Lik is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Ma Lik Died at 55 (1952-2007)

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Puyi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Puyi Died at 61 (1906-1967)

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Robert Morrison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Robert Morrison Died at 52 (1782-1834)

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Lin Yutang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Lin Yutang Died at 81 (1895-1976)

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Anita Mui is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in China
Anita Mui Died at 40 (1963-2003)