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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
Martin Luther King, Jr. Died at 39 (1929-1968)

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

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

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

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

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

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Lorenzen Wright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Lorenzen Wright Died 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
Nathan Bedford Forrest Died at 56 (1821-1877)

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

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

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

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Adrian Rogers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Adrian Rogers Died 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
Al Jackson, Jr. Died at 40 (1935-1975)

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

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

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

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Jacob Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Jacob Thompson Died 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
Charles Harrison Mason Died 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
Gilbert E. Patterson Died 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
John L. Finley Died 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
James C. Jones Died at 50 (1809-1859)

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Bill Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Bill Black Died 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
Charles Ellet, Jr. Died 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
William K. Sebastian Died at 53 (1812-1865)

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

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E. H. Crump is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
E. H. Crump Died at 80 (1874-1954)

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Charlie Conerly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Charlie Conerly Died at 75 (1921-1996)

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Gus Cannon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Gus Cannon Died at 96 (1883-1979)

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Hugh Allan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Hugh Allan Died at 94 (1903-1997)

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Furry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Furry Lewis Died at 88 (1893-1981)

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James Patton Anderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
James Patton Anderson Died at 50 (1822-1872)

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Winfield S. Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Winfield S. Cunningham Died at 86 (1900-1986)

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Little Milton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Little Milton Died at 71 (1934-2005)

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R. L. Burnside is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
R. L. Burnside Died at 79 (1926-2005)

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Bukka White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Bukka White Died at 68 (1909-1977)

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Luke Edward Wright is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Luke Edward Wright Died at 76 (1846-1922)

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Shawn Lane is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Shawn Lane Died at 40 (1963-2003)

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Shelby Foote is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Shelby Foote Died at 89 (1916-2005)

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Memphis Minnie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Memphis Minnie Died at 76 (1897-1973)

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Spencer Jarnagin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Spencer Jarnagin Died at 61 (1792-1853)

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Nathan Beauregard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Nathan Beauregard Died at 83 (1887-1970)

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Stephen Adams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Stephen Adams Died at 50 (1807-1857)

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Ivory Joe Hunter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Ivory Joe Hunter Died at 60 (1914-1974)

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Malcolm Fraser is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Malcolm Fraser Died at 91 (1903-1994)

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Doc Prothro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Doc Prothro Died at 78 (1893-1971)

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Jim Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Jim Dickinson Died at 68 (1941-2009)

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Houston Antwine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Houston Antwine Died at 72 (1939-2011)

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J.O. Patterson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
J.O. Patterson, Jr. Died at 76 (1935-2011)

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N. B. Hardeman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
N. B. Hardeman Died at 91 (1874-1965)

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Phil King is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Memphis
Phil King Died at 37 (1936-1973)