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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)

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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)

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Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Died at 29 (1979-2008)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)

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Greta Garbo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Died at 85 (1905-1990)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Ethel Merman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 76 (1908-1984)

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Walter Cronkite is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 93 (1916-2009)

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Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 90 (1874-1964)

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Jim Henson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 54 (1936-1990)

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Lena Horne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Died at 93 (1917-2010)

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Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 36 (1973-2009)

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Jack Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 88 (1895-1983)

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Samuel Morse is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 81 (1791-1872)

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Elias Howe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 48 (1819-1867)

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Ed Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 73 (1901-1974)

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Rudolph Valentino is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 31 (1895-1926)

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Carlo Tresca is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 64 (1879-1943)

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James Coco is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 57 (1930-1987)

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Myrna Loy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 88 (1905-1993)

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Anne Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Died at 74 (1931-2005)

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George M. Cohan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 64 (1878-1942)

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George Westinghouse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 68 (1846-1914)

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Joan Crawford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 73 (1904-1977)

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Kurt Vonnegut is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)

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Merce Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 90 (1919-2009)

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Richard Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 77 (1902-1979)

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Alain LeRoy Locke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 68 (1886-1954)

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Alvin Ailey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 58 (1931-1989)

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Mark Rothko is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 67 (1903-1970)

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Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York City
Dec. at 47 (1757-1804)