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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
Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Norman Mailer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Dec. 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
Dec. at 88 (1905-1993)

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Candy Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Dec. 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
Dec. at 28 (1960-1988)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Dec. 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
Dec. at 66 (1785-1851)

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

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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
Dec. at 39 (1914-1953)

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Mason Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
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
Dec. at 72 (1867-1939)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Herb Gardner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Dec. 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
Dec. at 85 (1763-1848)

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

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Linda Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 63 (1927-1990)

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

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

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

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Val Avery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Dec. 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
Dec. at 23 (1861-1884)

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Monk Eastman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Manhattan
Dec. 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
Dec. at 23 (1978-2001)

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

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