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Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts

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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.

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

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
Dec. at 47 (1922-1969)
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Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. 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
Dec. at 79 (1803-1882)
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John Bardeen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 83 (1908-1991)
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Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 65 (1888-1953)
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Robert Frost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 89 (1874-1963)
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Patricia Neal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 84 (1926-2010)
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Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Andrew Carnegie Dec. at 84 (1835-1919)
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Lucy Stone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 75 (1818-1893)
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John Hancock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 56 (1737-1793)
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Minor White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 68 (1908-1976)
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John Updike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 76 (1859-1935)
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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)
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Elihu Thomson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. 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
Dec. at 78 (1932-2010)
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Daniel Webster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. at 70 (1782-1852)
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Abigail Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Massachusetts
Dec. 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
Dec. at 77 (1884-1961)