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

Spalding Gray and Charlie Parker are only the beginning of the people on this list.

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

This list of historic deaths in New York 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Died at 65 (1929-1994)

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George Eastman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
George Eastman Died at 78 (1854-1932)

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Greta Garbo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Greta Garbo Died at 85 (1905-1990)

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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Leonard Bernstein Died at 72 (1918-1990)

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Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Richard Nixon Died at 81 (1913-1994)

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Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Arthur Ashe Died at 50 (1943-1993)

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Susan B. Anthony is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Susan B. Anthony Died at 86 (1820-1906)

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Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Allen Ginsberg Died at 71 (1926-1997)

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Harriet Tubman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York

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Tennessee Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Tennessee Williams Died at 72 (1911-1983)

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William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
William McKinley Died at 58 (1843-1901)

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Farley Granger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Farley Granger Died at 86 (1925-2011)

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Rita Hayworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Rita Hayworth Died at 69 (1918-1987)

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Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Theodore Roosevelt Died at 61 (1858-1919)

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Edwin Howard Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Edwin Howard Armstrong Died at 64 (1890-1954)

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Chester Carlson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Chester Carlson Died at 62 (1906-1968)

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James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
James Cagney Died at 87 (1899-1986)

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Cliff Robertson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Cliff Robertson Died at 88 (1923-2011)

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Henny Youngman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Henny Youngman Died at 92 (1906-1998)

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Rue McClanahan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Rue McClanahan Died at 76 (1934-2010)

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Sid Vicious is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Sid Vicious Died at 22 (1957-1979)

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Rod Serling is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Rod Serling Died at 51 (1924-1975)

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Robert Fulton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Robert Fulton Died at 50 (1765-1815)

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Jim Carroll is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Jim Carroll Died at 60 (1949-2009)

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Nikola Tesla Died at 87 (1856-1943)

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Langston Hughes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Langston Hughes Died at 65 (1902-1967)

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Ethel Merman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Ethel Merman Died at 76 (1908-1984)

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Walter Cronkite is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Walter Cronkite Died at 93 (1916-2009)

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Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Herbert Hoover Died at 90 (1874-1964)

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Glenn Curtiss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Glenn Curtiss Died at 52 (1878-1930)

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Jim Henson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Jim Henson Died at 54 (1936-1990)

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Jinx Falkenburg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Jinx Falkenburg Died at 84 (1919-2003)

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Lena Horne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Lena Horne Died at 93 (1917-2010)

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Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Adam Goldstein Died at 36 (1973-2009)

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Samuel Morse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Samuel Morse Died at 81 (1791-1872)

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Jack Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Jack Dempsey Died at 88 (1895-1983)

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Elias Howe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Elias Howe Died at 48 (1819-1867)

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Les Paul is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Les Paul Died at 94 (1915-2009)

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Rudolph Valentino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Rudolph Valentino Died at 31 (1895-1926)

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Ed Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Ed Sullivan Died at 73 (1901-1974)

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Carlo Tresca is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Carlo Tresca Died at 64 (1879-1943)

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James Coco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
James Coco Died at 57 (1930-1987)

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Myrna Loy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in New York
Myrna Loy Died at 88 (1905-1993)