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

Everything from Paul G. Blazer to William A. Stanfill is included on this list.

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

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

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Nathan Stubblefield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Nathan Stubblefield Died at 68 (1860-1928)

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William Goebel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
William Goebel Died at 44 (1856-1900)

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Barry Winchell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Barry Winchell Died at 22 (1977-1999)

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Carl D. Perkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Carl D. Perkins Died at 72 (1912-1984)

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George Rogers Clark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
George Rogers Clark Died at 66 (1752-1818)

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James Clark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
James Clark Died at 60 (1779-1839)

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Mary Carson Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Mary Carson Breckinridge Died at 84 (1881-1965)

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Andrew J. May is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Andrew J. May Died at 84 (1875-1959)

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William Carlos Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
William Carlos Williams Died at 80 (1883-1963)

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Joe Savoldi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Joe Savoldi Died at 66 (1908-1974)

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John Fitch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
John Fitch Died at 55 (1743-1798)

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James Garrard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
James Garrard Died at 73 (1749-1822)

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Joseph Desha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Joseph Desha Died at 74 (1768-1842)

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William Owsley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
William Owsley Died at 80 (1782-1862)

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Charles Scott is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Charles Scott Died at 74 (1739-1813)

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Rev. Thomas F. Middendorf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Rev. Thomas F. Middendorf Died at 68 (1924-1992)

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John J. Crittenden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
John J. Crittenden Died at 76 (1787-1863)

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Guy Davenport is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Guy Davenport Died at 78 (1927-2005)

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William J. Fields is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
William J. Fields Died at 80 (1874-1954)

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John W. Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
John W. Stevenson Died at 74 (1812-1886)

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Simon Bolivar Buckner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Simon Bolivar Buckner Died at 91 (1823-1914)

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Solomon W. Downs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Solomon W. Downs Died at 53 (1801-1854)

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Gabriel Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Gabriel Slaughter Died at 63 (1767-1830)

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Odessa Grady Clay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Odessa Grady Clay Died at 77 (1917-1994)

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John Breathitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
John Breathitt Died at 48 (1786-1834)

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James F. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
James F. Robinson Died at 82 (1800-1882)

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Christopher Greenup is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Christopher Greenup Died at 68 (1750-1818)

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Clifton R. Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Clifton R. Breckinridge Died at 86 (1846-1932)

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Isaac Shelby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Isaac Shelby Died at 76 (1750-1826)

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William Henry Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
William Henry Sheppard Died at 62 (1865-1927)

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Henry Sandish is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Henry Sandish Died at 37 (1930-1967)

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Earle C. Clements is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Earle C. Clements Died at 89 (1896-1985)

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Happy Chandler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Happy Chandler Died at 93 (1898-1991)

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Pee Wee Reese is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Pee Wee Reese Died at 81 (1918-1999)

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James Speed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
James Speed Died at 75 (1812-1887)

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Tom Colten is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Tom Colten Died at 82 (1922-2004)

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James Turner Morehead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
James Turner Morehead Died at 57 (1797-1854)

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John Adair is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
John Adair Died at 83 (1757-1840)

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J. Madison Wright Morris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
J. Madison Wright Morris Died at 22 (1984-2006)

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Beriah Magoffin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Beriah Magoffin Died at 70 (1815-1885)

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Linda Lou Gallegos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Linda Lou Gallegos Died at 23 (1944-1967)

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Thomas Metcalfe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Thomas Metcalfe Died at 75 (1780-1855)

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Alney McLean is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Alney McLean Died at 62 (1779-1841)

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James S. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
James S. Jackson Died at 39 (1823-1862)

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Basil W. Duke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Basil W. Duke Died at 78 (1838-1916)

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Jereboam O. Beauchamp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Jereboam O. Beauchamp Died at 24 (1802-1826)

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Colonel Sanders is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Colonel Sanders Died at 90 (1890-1980)

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Charles Anderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Charles Anderson Died at 81 (1814-1895)

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John Stuart Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
John Stuart Williams Died at 80 (1818-1898)

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Robert Mallory is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Kentucky
Robert Mallory Died at 70 (1815-1885)