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

You can rank all of these people, from Leon Eisenberg to William J. Granfield.

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

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Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 47 (1922-1969)

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Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 77 (1932-2009)

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 79 (1803-1882)

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John Bardeen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 83 (1908-1991)

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Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 61 (1872-1933)

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Henry David Thoreau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 45 (1817-1862)

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Eugene O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 65 (1888-1953)

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Robert Frost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 89 (1874-1963)

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Patricia Neal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 84 (1926-2010)

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Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 84 (1835-1919)

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Lucy Stone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 75 (1818-1893)

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John Hancock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 56 (1737-1793)

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Minor White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 68 (1908-1976)

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John Updike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 77 (1932-2009)

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Charles Joseph Van Depoele is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 46 (1846-1892)

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Charles Stark Draper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 86 (1901-1987)

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Charles Evans Hughes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 86 (1862-1948)

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Louisa May Alcott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 56 (1832-1888)

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Walter Leighton Clark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 76 (1859-1935)

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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 86 (1915-2001)

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Elihu Thomson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 84 (1853-1937)

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Robert B. Parker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 78 (1932-2010)

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Daniel Webster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 70 (1782-1852)

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Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 74 (1744-1818)

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Alfred Carlton Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 77 (1884-1961)

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Paul Tsongas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 56 (1941-1997)

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David Brudnoy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 64 (1940-2004)

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Har Gobind Khorana is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 89 (1922-2011)

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Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 64 (1887-1951)

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Elisha Gray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 66 (1835-1901)

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 88 (1921-2009)

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John Kenneth Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 98 (1908-2006)

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Emily Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 56 (1830-1886)

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 75 (1807-1882)

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Albert Henry Munsell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 60 (1858-1918)

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Arthur Claude Ruge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 95 (1905-2000)

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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 91 (1735-1826)

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Edwin H. Land is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 82 (1909-1991)

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Henry Hobson Richardson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 48 (1838-1886)

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Thomas Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 76 (1788-1864)

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James Russell Lowell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 72 (1819-1891)

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William James Sidis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 46 (1898-1944)

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Erastus Brigham Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 65 (1814-1879)

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Frank Cooke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 92 (1913-2005)

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Donald Roebling is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 51 (1908-1959)

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Greenleaf Whittier Pickard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 79 (1877-1956)

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Gridley Bryant is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 78 (1789-1867)

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Tip O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 82 (1912-1994)

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Rich Cronin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 36 (1974-2010)

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Belden Bly is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Died at 92 (1914-2006)