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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
John Lennon Died 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
Malcolm X Died 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
Heath Ledger 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
Eleanor Roosevelt Died 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
Ayn Rand Died 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
Montgomery Clift Died 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
Andy Warhol Died 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
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Died 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
Greta Garbo 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
Leonard Bernstein Died 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
Richard Nixon Died 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
Arthur Ashe Died 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
Allen Ginsberg Died 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
Tennessee Williams Died 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
Farley Granger Died 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
Rita Hayworth Died 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
Edwin Howard Armstrong Died 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
Chester Carlson Died 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
Henny Youngman Died 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
Rue McClanahan Died 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
Sid Vicious Died 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
Robert Fulton Died 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
Jim Carroll Died 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
Nikola Tesla Died 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
Langston Hughes Died 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
Ethel Merman Died 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
Walter Cronkite Died 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
Herbert Hoover Died 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
Jim Henson Died 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
Lena Horne 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
Adam Goldstein Died 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
Jack Dempsey Died 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
Samuel Morse Died 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
Elias Howe Died 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
Ed Sullivan Died 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
Rudolph Valentino Died 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
Carlo Tresca Died 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
James Coco Died 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
Myrna Loy Died 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
Anne Bancroft 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
George M. Cohan Died 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
George Westinghouse Died 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
Joan Crawford Died 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
Kurt Vonnegut Died 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
Merce Cunningham Died 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
Richard Rodgers Died 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
Alain LeRoy Locke Died 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
Alvin Ailey Died 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
Mark Rothko Died 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
Alexander Hamilton Died at 47 (1757-1804)