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

Everything from Floyd Rice to Benjamin G. Humphreys is included on this list.

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

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

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Medgar Evers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Medgar Evers Died at 38 (1925-1963)

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Robert Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Robert Johnson Died at 27 (1911-1938)

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Bessie Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Bessie Smith Died at 43 (1894-1937)

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Fannie Lou Hamer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Fannie Lou Hamer Died at 60 (1917-1977)

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Hiram Rhodes Revels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Hiram Rhodes Revels Died at 74 (1827-1901)

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Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Junkyard Dog Died at 46 (1952-1998)

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Eudora Welty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Eudora Welty Died at 92 (1909-2001)

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Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Ronnie Van Zant Died at 29 (1948-1977)

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Beah Richards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Beah Richards Died at 80 (1920-2000)

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John McGiver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
John McGiver Died at 62 (1913-1975)

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Byron De La Beckwith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Byron De La Beckwith Died at 81 (1920-2001)

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John A. Quitman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
John A. Quitman Died at 60 (1798-1858)

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Adam Christopher Mayes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Adam Christopher Mayes Died at 36 (1976-2012)

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Stephen Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Stephen Ambrose Died at 66 (1936-2002)

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William Wirt Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
William Wirt Adams Died at 69 (1819-1888)

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Charles S. Morehead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Charles S. Morehead Died at 66 (1802-1868)

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James Eastland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
James Eastland Died at 82 (1904-1986)

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John B. Fournet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
John B. Fournet Died at 89 (1895-1984)

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Holt Collier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Holt Collier Died at 88 (1848-1936)

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Barry Hannah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Barry Hannah Died at 68 (1942-2010)

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Jack Mason Gougar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Jack Mason Gougar Died at 87 (1920-2007)

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Phillip Martin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Phillip Martin Died at 84 (1926-2010)

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Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Margaret Taylor Died at 64 (1788-1852)

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Buddy Bolden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Buddy Bolden Died at 54 (1877-1931)

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James F. Trotter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
James F. Trotter Died at 64 (1802-1866)

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John C. Stennis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
John C. Stennis Died at 94 (1901-1995)

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Frank Melton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Frank Melton Died at 60 (1949-2009)

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Hannah Tracy Cutler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Hannah Tracy Cutler Died at 81 (1815-1896)

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Gillespie V. Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Gillespie V. Montgomery Died at 86 (1920-2006)

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James L. Alcorn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
James L. Alcorn Died at 78 (1816-1894)

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Gee Walker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Gee Walker Died at 73 (1908-1981)

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Booker Wright is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
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Kirk Fordice is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Kirk Fordice Died at 70 (1934-2004)

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Ross Barnett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Ross Barnett Died at 89 (1898-1987)

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David Ker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
David Ker Died at 47 (1758-1805)

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Walker Brooke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Walker Brooke Died at 56 (1813-1869)

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Albert G. Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Albert G. Brown Died at 67 (1813-1880)

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Zebulon York is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Zebulon York Died at 81 (1819-1900)

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Doug Marlette is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Doug Marlette Died at 58 (1949-2007)

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William Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
William Faulkner Died at 65 (1897-1962)

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William Greenleaf Eliot is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
William Greenleaf Eliot Died at 76 (1811-1887)

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Nick Stuart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Nick Stuart Died at 70 (1903-1973)

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Hodding Carter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Hodding Carter Died at 65 (1907-1972)

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Barney Poole is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Barney Poole Died at 82 (1923-2005)

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Hubert D. Stephens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Hubert D. Stephens Died at 71 (1875-1946)

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Jack Owens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Jack Owens Died at 93 (1904-1997)

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Henry A. Commiskey, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Henry A. Commiskey, Sr. Died at 44 (1927-1971)

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John Henderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
John Henderson Died at 60 (1797-1857)

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Jerry Clower is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Jerry Clower Died at 72 (1926-1998)

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Charlie Patton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Charlie Patton Died at 43 (1891-1934)