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

People here include everyone from Austen Henry Layard to David Tomlinson.

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

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

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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Amy Winehouse Died at 28 (1983-2011)

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Jimi Hendrix Died at 28 (1942-1970)

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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Freddie Mercury Died at 45 (1946-1991)

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Ava Gardner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Ava Gardner Died at 68 (1922-1990)

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Leigh Bowery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Leigh Bowery Died at 33 (1961-1994)

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Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Vivien Leigh Died at 54 (1913-1967)

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Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Alexander McQueen Died at 41 (1969-2010)

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William Kennedy Dickson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
William Kennedy Dickson Died at 75 (1860-1935)

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Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Isaac Newton Died at 84 (1643-1727)

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Georgi Markov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Georgi Markov Died at 49 (1929-1978)

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Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Karl Marx Died at 65 (1818-1883)

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Erich Segal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Erich Segal Died at 73 (1937-2010)

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Alexander Litvinenko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Alexander Litvinenko Died at 44 (1962-2006)

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Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Sigmund Freud Died at 83 (1856-1939)

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Richard Wright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Richard Wright Died at 65 (1943-2008)

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Jill Dando is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Jill Dando Died at 38 (1961-1999)

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Alan Bates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Alan Bates Died at 69 (1934-2003)

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John Inman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
John Inman Died at 72 (1935-2007)

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Brian Epstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Brian Epstein Died at 33 (1934-1967)

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Ada Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Ada Lovelace Died at 37 (1815-1852)

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John Nevil Maskelyne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
John Nevil Maskelyne Died at 78 (1839-1917)

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Aphra Behn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Aphra Behn Died at 49 (1640-1689)

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Albert Speer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Albert Speer Died at 76 (1905-1981)

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Hiram Maxim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Hiram Maxim Died at 76 (1840-1916)

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Francis Thompson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Francis Thompson Died at 48 (1859-1907)

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Rudyard Kipling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Rudyard Kipling Died at 71 (1865-1936)

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Antoine François Jean Claudet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Antoine François Jean Claudet Died at 70 (1797-1867)

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Elizabeth I of England is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Elizabeth I of England Died at 70 (1533-1603)

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Spencer Perceval is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Spencer Perceval Died at 50 (1762-1812)

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Peter Sellers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Peter Sellers Died at 55 (1925-1980)

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Ross McWhirter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Ross McWhirter Died at 50 (1925-1975)

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Vaslav Nijinsky is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Vaslav Nijinsky Died at 60 (1890-1950)

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William Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
William Blake Died at 70 (1757-1827)

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William Dampier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
William Dampier Died at 64 (1651-1715)

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Henry Bessemer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Henry Bessemer Died at 85 (1813-1898)

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Joseph Bramah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Joseph Bramah Died at 66 (1748-1814)

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Wilhelmina Cooper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Wilhelmina Cooper Died at 41 (1939-1980)

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Edward Craven Walker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Edward Craven Walker Died at 82 (1918-2000)

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Friedrich Engels is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Friedrich Engels Died at 75 (1820-1895)

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Edward V of England is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Edward V of England Died at 13 (1470-1483)

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Kenneth Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Kenneth Williams Died at 62 (1926-1988)

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Mary Wollstonecraft is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Mary Wollstonecraft Died at 38 (1759-1797)

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Samuel Rowbotham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Samuel Rowbotham Died at 68 (1816-1884)

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Justin Fashanu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Justin Fashanu Died at 37 (1961-1998)

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Billy Wright is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Billy Wright Died at 70 (1924-1994)

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Sybille Bedford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Sybille Bedford Died at 95 (1911-2006)

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Murder of Jody Dobrowski is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in London

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Richard Harris is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Richard Harris Died at 72 (1930-2002)

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Oliver Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Oliver Cromwell Died at 59 (1599-1658)

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
James Abbott McNeill Whistler Died at 69 (1834-1903)