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Famous People Who Died in Mississippi

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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
Dec. at 38 (1925-1963)
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Robert Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. at 27 (1911-1938)
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Bessie Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 74 (1827-1901)
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Junkyard Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. at 46 (1952-1998)
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Eudora Welty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. 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
Dec. at 29 (1948-1977)
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Beah Richards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. at 80 (1920-2000)
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John McGiver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. at 36 (1976-2012)
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Stephen Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 66 (1802-1868)
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James Eastland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. 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
Dec. at 89 (1895-1984)
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Holt Collier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. at 88 (1848-1936)
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Barry Hannah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. 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 Dec. at 87 (1920-2007)
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Phillip Martin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. at 84 (1926-2010)
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Margaret Taylor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. at 64 (1788-1852)
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Buddy Bolden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Mississippi
Dec. 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
Dec. at 64 (1802-1866)