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

This list below has everyone from Richard John Neuhaus to Tony Geiss.

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

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

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
John Lennon Died at 40 (1940-1980)

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Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Heath Ledger Died at 29 (1979-2008)

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Henny Youngman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Henny Youngman Died at 92 (1906-1998)

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Walter Cronkite is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Walter Cronkite Died at 93 (1916-2009)

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Alvin Ailey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Alvin Ailey Died at 58 (1931-1989)

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Arthur Laurents is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Arthur Laurents Died at 94 (1917-2011)

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George Grizzard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
George Grizzard Died at 79 (1928-2007)

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Norman Mailer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Norman Mailer Died at 84 (1923-2007)

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Agnes de Mille is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Agnes de Mille Died at 88 (1905-1993)

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Candy Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Candy Jones Died at 65 (1925-1990)

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Jean-Michel Basquiat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Jean-Michel Basquiat Died at 28 (1960-1988)

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Dare Wright is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Dare Wright Died at 87 (1914-2001)

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Bayard Rustin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Bayard Rustin Died at 75 (1912-1987)

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Malcom McLean is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Malcom McLean Died at 88 (1913-2001)

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Slim Keith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Slim Keith Died at 73 (1917-1990)

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Sidney Lumet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Sidney Lumet Died at 87 (1924-2011)

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Louis Auchincloss is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Louis Auchincloss Died at 93 (1917-2010)

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Dominick Dunne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Dominick Dunne Died at 84 (1925-2009)

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Ruth Warrick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Ruth Warrick Died at 89 (1916-2005)

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Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Maya Deren Died at 44 (1917-1961)

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John James Audubon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
John James Audubon Died at 66 (1785-1851)

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Barbara Baxley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Barbara Baxley Died at 67 (1923-1990)

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Disappearance of Etan Patz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan

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Julia de Burgos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Julia de Burgos Died at 39 (1914-1953)

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Mason Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Mason Adams Died at 86 (1919-2005)

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Livingston Farrand is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Livingston Farrand Died at 72 (1867-1939)

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Myles Lane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Myles Lane Died at 84 (1903-1987)

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Adam Yauch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Adam Yauch Died at 48 (1964-2012)

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Adrienne Shelly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Adrienne Shelly Died at 40 (1966-2006)

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Bobby Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Bobby Driscoll Died at 31 (1937-1968)

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Ira Levin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Ira Levin Died at 78 (1929-2007)

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Eben Byers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Eben Byers Died at 52 (1880-1932)

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Diane Arbus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Diane Arbus Died at 48 (1923-1971)

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Joseph Wiseman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Joseph Wiseman Died at 91 (1918-2009)

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William Kunstler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
William Kunstler Died at 76 (1919-1995)

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Herb Gardner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Herb Gardner Died at 69 (1934-2003)

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John Jacob Astor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
John Jacob Astor Died at 85 (1763-1848)

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Franz Werfel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Franz Werfel Died at 55 (1890-1945)

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Linda Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Linda Jones Died at 28 (1944-1972)

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Patricia Kennedy Lawford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Patricia Kennedy Lawford Died at 82 (1924-2006)

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Stephen Edward Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Stephen Edward Smith Died at 63 (1927-1990)

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Lucy Grealy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Lucy Grealy Died at 39 (1963-2002)

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Vito Russo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Vito Russo Died at 44 (1946-1990)

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Josephine Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Josephine Hutchinson Died at 95 (1903-1998)

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Val Avery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Val Avery Died at 85 (1924-2009)

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Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt Died at 23 (1861-1884)

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Monk Eastman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Monk Eastman Died at 45 (1875-1920)

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Marwan al-Shehhi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Marwan al-Shehhi Died at 23 (1978-2001)

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Perry Moore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Perry Moore Died at 40 (1971-2011)

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Abraham Telvi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Abraham Telvi Died at 22 (1934-1956)