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

List is made up of many different people, including Julia Britton Hooks and Bill Lewis.

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

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

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 39 (1929-1968)

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)

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Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 31 (1966-1997)

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Isaac Hayes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 66 (1942-2008)

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Arthur Lee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 61 (1945-2006)

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Rufus Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 84 (1917-2001)

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Lorenzen Wright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 35 (1975-2010)

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Nathan Bedford Forrest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 56 (1821-1877)

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Sam Phillips is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 80 (1923-2003)

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Jay Reatard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 30 (1980-2010)

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Albert King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 69 (1923-1992)

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Adrian Rogers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 74 (1931-2005)

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Al Jackson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 40 (1935-1975)

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Chris Bell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 27 (1951-1978)

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Will Shade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 68 (1898-1966)

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Jack Lescoulie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 75 (1912-1987)

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Jacob Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 75 (1810-1885)

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Charles Harrison Mason is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 95 (1866-1961)

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Gilbert E. Patterson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 68 (1939-2007)

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John L. Finley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 71 (1935-2006)

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James C. Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 50 (1809-1859)

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Bill Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 39 (1926-1965)

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Charles Ellet, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 52 (1810-1862)

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William K. Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 53 (1812-1865)

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Alphonso Ford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Dec. at 33 (1971-2004)