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Famous People Who Died in Korea

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

This is a list that includes people like Yun Bo-seon and Ahn Jae-hwan.

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

This list of historic deaths in Korea includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.
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Yuh Woon-Hyung is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 61 (1886-1947) from Yangpyeong County, South Korea
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Seung Sahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Seung Sahn Dec. at 77 (1927-2004) from Sunchon, North Korea
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Kintaro Ohki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 77 (1929-2006) from Goheung County
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André Kim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 75 (1935-2010) from Goyang, South Korea
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Ahn Jae-hwan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 36 (1972-2008) from Seoul, South Korea
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Jeong Da-bin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Jeong Da-bin Dec. at 27 (1980-2007) from Seongnam, South Korea
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Lee Seung Seop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 28 (1977-2005) from South Korea
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Lee Jung-seob is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 40 (1916-1956) from South Pyongan, North Korea
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Kim Dae-jung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 84 (1925-2009) from Hauido, Sinan County, South Jeolla
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Kim Ki-young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 79 (1919-1998) from Seoul, South Korea
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Choi Jin-sil is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 40 (1968-2008) from Seoul, South Korea
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Park Chung-hee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 62 (1917-1979) from Gumi, South Korea
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Walton Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Walton Walker Dec. at 61 (1889-1950) from Belton, Texas
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Empress Myeongseong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 44 (1851-1895) from Yeoju, South Korea
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Kim Seong-su is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 64 (1891-1955) from South Korea
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Richard Thomas Shea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Richard Thomas Shea Dec. at 26 (1927-1953) from Portsmouth, Virginia
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Francesca Donner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Francesca Donner Dec. at 92 (1900-1992) from Inzersdorf, Austria
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Shin Sang-ok is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 80 (1926-2006) from Chongjin, North Korea
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Yun Bo-seon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 93 (1897-1990) from Asan, South Korea
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Yo-Sam Choi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 36 (1972-2008) from Jeongeup, South Korea
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Charles Le Gendre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 69 (1830-1899) from Oullins, France
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Kim Gu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Kim Gu Dec. at 73 (1876-1949) from Hwanghae
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Chang Myon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Dec. at 67 (1899-1966) from Seoul, South Korea
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Yeongjo of Joseon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Yeongjo of Joseon Dec. at 82 (1694-1776) from Changdeokgung, South Korea
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Gojong of the Korean Emp... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Korea
Gojong of the Korean Empire Dec. at 67 (1852-1919) from Unhyeongung