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Famous People Who Died in London

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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
Dec. at 28 (1983-2011)
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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 45 (1946-1991)
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Ava Gardner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 68 (1922-1990)
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Leigh Bowery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 33 (1961-1994)
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Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 54 (1913-1967)
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Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. 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
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
Dec. at 84 (1643-1727)
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Georgi Markov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 49 (1929-1978)
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Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 65 (1818-1883)
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Erich Segal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 73 (1937-2010)
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Alexander Litvinenko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 44 (1962-2006)
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Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 83 (1856-1939)
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Richard Wright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 65 (1943-2008)
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Jill Dando is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 38 (1961-1999)
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Alan Bates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 69 (1934-2003)
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John Inman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 72 (1935-2007)
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Brian Epstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 33 (1934-1967)
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Ada Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. 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
Dec. at 78 (1839-1917)
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Aphra Behn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 49 (1640-1689)
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Albert Speer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 76 (1905-1981)
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Hiram Maxim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 76 (1840-1916)
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Francis Thompson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in London
Dec. at 48 (1859-1907)