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Famous People Who Died in New York City

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

List contains people like Myles Lane and Elihu Root.

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

This list of historic deaths in New York City includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.
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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 40 (1940-1980) from Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Malcolm X is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 40 (1925-1965) from North Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
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Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 29 (1979-2008) from Perth, Australia
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Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 78 (1884-1962) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 77 (1905-1982) from Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Montgomery Clift is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 46 (1920-1966) from Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 59 (1928-1987) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onass... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994) from Southampton, New York, United States of America
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Greta Garbo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 85 (1905-1990) from Stockholm, Sweden
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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 72 (1918-1990) from Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 81 (1913-1994) from Yorba Linda, California, United States of America
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Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 50 (1943-1993) from Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
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Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 71 (1926-1997) from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
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Tennessee Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 72 (1911-1983) from Columbus, Mississippi, United States of America
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Farley Granger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 86 (1925-2011) from San Jose, USA, California
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Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 69 (1918-1987) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Edwin Howard Armstrong ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 64 (1890-1954) from Chelsea, New York City, New York
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Chester Carlson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 62 (1906-1968) from Seattle, Washington
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Henny Youngman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 92 (1906-1998) from Liverpool, England
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Rue McClanahan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 76 (1934-2010) from USA, Oklahoma, Healdton
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Sid Vicious is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 22 (1957-1979) from Lewisham, London, United Kingdom
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Robert Fulton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 50 (1765-1815) from Little Britain Township, Pennsylvania
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Jim Carroll is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 60 (1949-2009) from Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 87 (1856-1943) from Smiljan, Eurasia, Croatia
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Langston Hughes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 65 (1902-1967) from Joplin, Missouri, United States of America